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Author: Patzer Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 120820  
Subject: Record Keeping Date: 10/13/2011 3:48 PM
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Specifically, records of paying property taxes. My normal procedure has been to mail in my payment, checking the little box saying I need a receipt. The town mails back the statement with a "paid" stamp, and I put that with my tax information.

For the last payment, I didn't get the receipt back. I don't know whether the town didn't send it or it got lost in the mail. I have a photocopy of the statement I sent in, and I have a copy of the canceled check that I used to pay the tax. Is this sufficient to support the deduction, or do I need to ask the town to generate a duplicate receipt?

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