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Subject:  Deductions Date:  2/28/2000  10:26 AM
Author:  Crazylegs883 Number:  30258 of 127753

I share several deductible items with a friend who is married. Running my tax program through the various scenarios, I'm under the impression that the best way to maximize the write-offs is if she claims the deductions while filing separately. The reason seems to be the standard deduction ($4300 for me, $3600 for her and hubby). Does this sound correct?
For the record: We're both at the same approx. AGI and we're good friends so she will 'give me my share'. Finally, I don't have any of my own deductions that I'll miss.

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