State Sales Tax Deduction

Total Sales Tax
Flagler (1%)
St. Johns (0.5%)
Volusia (0.5%)

For an excellent interactive map showing the sales tax for every Florida county, go here.

Motor Vehicle Sales Tax Deduction

In addition to general sales tax, a taxpayer can claim additional sales tax paid for the purchase or lease of a motor vehicle in the year for which taxes are being prepared.

From IRS Pub 17 Page 152, and Instructions for Schedule A (Form 1040) Page A-4:

Sales taxes on motor vehicles are deductible as a general sales tax even if the tax rate was different than the general sales tax rate. However, if you paid sales tax on a motor vehicle at a rate higher than the general sales tax, you can deduct only the amount of the tax that you would have paid at the general sales tax rate on that vehicle.

Motor vehicles include:
  • cars,
  • motorcycles,
  • motor homes,
  • recreational vehicles,
  • sport utility vehicles,
  • trucks,
  • vans, and
  • off-road vehicles.

In addition, another web page of the IRS includes
  • aircraft and
  • boats
in the list of motor vehicles.