Questions & Answers

How can I know the deductible amount of my vehicle registration fees?

Your deduction is based on the kind of vehicle you registered and how old it is. Use the following definitions and calculations to find your deduction.

The annual registration fees on the following vehicles are not deductible: pickups (model year 2009 or older), motor trucks, work vans, ambulances, hearses, non-passenger-carrying vans, campers, motorcycles, or motor bikes.

Newer Vehicles:
Newer vehicles include qualifying pickups (model year 2010 or newer), as well as qualifying automobiles and multipurpose vehicles (model year 2006 or newer). If you registered a newer vehicle, take the weight of your vehicle and divide it by 250. (You can find the weight on your automobile registration certificate.) Subtract this number from the annual registration fee that was paid in 2018. This is your Vehicle Registration Fee Deduction.

Older Vehicles:
Older vehicles include qualifying automobiles and multipurpose vehicles (model year 2005 or older). If you registered an older vehicle, multiply your annual registration fee paid in 2018 by 60 percent. This is your Vehicle Registration Fee Deduction.

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