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I hesitate to look at the
(ahem)IRS PUBLICATIONS because they are so clear and easy to read...

I assume you're being facetious.

I'm going to give away my age a bit here, but it wasn't that long ago that the IRS pubs were really useless. The Pub would typically state some tax rule with little or no elaboration, and then spend paragraph after paragraph talking about some obscure aspect of that tax law, probably relating to some obscure tax law cases that had just been ruled on. Undoubtably this was important to the IRS, but was of no value or interest to 99.9% of taxpayers. It was infuriating.

IRS Pubs are a world better today.

Now, the IRS needs to work on their on-line search engine for their web site, which I rarely use as the 'hits' I get in response to a tax topic I query are usually about as useful as the old IRS Pubs.

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