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Last Updated: 8/7/2017

Deducting Vehicle License Fees

If you itemize deductions on your federal return, you may deduct a portion of your Minnesota vehicle license fee as personal property tax on your federal Schedule A (Form 1040). The deduction is allowed only for passenger automobiles, pickup trucks, and vans.

Subtract $35 from the registration tax paid for each vehicle you own, and record the total on line 7 of Schedule A. Other amounts such as plate fees and filing fees are not deductible and cannot be used as itemized deductions.

To find the registration tax:

  • Look at the vehicle registration renewal form issued by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety’s Driver and Vehicle Services division (DVS).

  • Visit the DVS website's Motor Vehicle Registration Tax Paid page.