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Subject:  Re: tax deductions Date:  5/30/2003  1:55 PM
Author:  pmarti Number:  65595 of 121219

You forgot, however, to illustrate this point by offering to borrow whatever amount the OP would like to lend on non-recourse, unsecured basis so that your failure to repay would generate a bad-debt deduction.

I plead insufficient coffee. Otherwise, with proper credit, I would have mentioned that best example that I've ever seen.

Phil
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