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Subject:  Re: Itemized Deuductions. Date:  3/26/1999  9:38 PM
Author:  TMFTaxes Number:  12955 of 126500

[[Roy, thanks for your prompt response! Would you be so kind as to explain the
meaning of line 35b on Form 1040? That was what led to my original query!]]

Basically, if you itemze your deductions on a married separate return, your spouse is required to check this box on line 35b and also itemize deductions...even if she has no deductions to itemize. In effect, if the box on 35b is checked, the taxpayer can't use the standard deduction.

Does this do it for you??

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Roy
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