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The letter from the estate lawyer says:

"If you did use this itemized deduction on your state or federal tax returns, you will have to decide whether amending your return is warranted.... In my opinion, the chances of an audit adjustment are slim. Consequently , I would wait for any adjustment and not amend my tax return.

Were I you I'd amend my return and send a copy of the letter to the bar association, along with a strongly-worded letter of my own. This "officer of the court" is advising you to break the law. He should be dealt with.

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