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Subject:  Re: deductible home improvements? Date:  8/28/2001  10:54 PM
Author:  irina39 Number:  53647 of 121061

In some states [VA] if you ask before you do improvements, you MAY be able to get a break on the higher property taxes you will probably pay

Improving a home for elderly accessibility can be a medical expense [depending]

And, of course, almost all improvements [keep good records] will adjust your cost basis when you sell thereby decreasing your capital gain
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