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Can I deduct personal property taxes paid on a leased vehicle on schedule A? Leasing company charges me for the tax which I pay to them.

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Personal property taxes are deductable if it is a state or local tax, meaning if it is charged on personal property, based only on the value of the personal property or charged on a yearly basis. You can consultant IRS agent and inquire more on this.

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But do I have to "own" that personal property. It is a tax that is assessed, based on the value of the property, charged on an annual basis...but the govt agency doesn't send me the bill, it sends the owner of the car the bill...the leasing agency. They send me a bill for the amount since my lease agreement requires I cover the taxes. So my question remains for someone who knows the answer (calling the IRS was no help). Does my paying the tax based on my contractual obligation with the leasing company allow me to deduct it on schedule A?
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