Laramie, Wy – Wyomingites can deduct what they pay in sales tax again when they file their returns this year. Congress recently passed a bill extending the deduction. But, the Internal Revenue Service had written up its tax forms and instructions before the bill passed, so it may be NOT be obvious that this tax deduction and two others are available.
The I-R-S's Joan Carl says they will send out a special mailing to people in Wyoming with details about how to claim the sales tax deduction. But, she says the easiest thing to do is file online because all of the adjustments have been made there.
Congress extended two other deductions for this year. One is for teachers that spend money out of their own pocket and the other is for spending on higher education tuition and fees.