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If I understand this right, we must use Schedule L if we don't itemize on Schedule A, but also have some made a property tax payment in 2009.

Your misconception has already been cleared up, but the fact that you asked the question makes me wonder if you missed this benefit on your 2008 return. There was no Schedule L for 2008, but the same $500/$1000 add-on to the standard deduction was also available that year. Check your 2008 return and amend if necessary.

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