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|Subject: Re: Should I file this?||Date: 8/12/2009 11:55 AM|
|Author: irasmilo||Number: 106729 of 122922|
Heck yes. Just attach a copy of your broker's statement which shows the amount of foreign taxes withheld and take the credit.
Hzving been off at an investor education conference since last Thursday, I seem to have missed the firestorm which resulted from my post. <vbg>
Nevertheless, I have to question the directions given above. Why attach unnecessary documentation? Foreign taxes paid are already reported to the IRS on 1099-DIV. There is no need to provide additional paper.
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