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Subject: Name on tax docs Date: 1/15/2011 7:16 PM
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Thought of another random question re: taxes.

Hubby died in October of 2009, which means I will file as single this year.

During the year, I paid for some things like real estate taxes and mortgage and the like which should be deductible. My husband was the only one on the mortgage and the house during our marriage.

The entities sending things like real estate tax receipts and mortgage interest tax papers have my husband's name on the documents. I can show things like cancelled checks to substantiate that I paid them.

As I understand it, I should not have a problem deducting this stuff because I am the one who actually paid it, even if my late husband's name is on the receipt. Am i understanding this right?

Thanks,
d
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