Is my car registration fee deductible on my tax return?
In order to be deductible, a few conditions must be met:
- Only the portion of the registration fee that is charged based on the car’s value may be deducted (as opposed to its size, or other details). In CA, this is the Vehicle License Fee (VLF). You can find your VLF’s paid for the past two tax years by visiting the following link and entering your vehicle info: click here
- The value-based fees must be assessed annually (like CA car registration fees)
- You must itemize deductions in order to gain any benefit from vehicle license fees paid (you might also be able to take the deduction if you use your vehicle for work)
Feel free to contact us should you have any questions regarding the deductibility of your car registration.