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Subject:  Re: 13 MORTGAGE PYMS IN A YEAR Date:  2/1/2001  6:24 PM
Author:  TMFExRO Number:  45353 of 133123

Does it have to show up on the 1098 to count?

No, but as you note (I peeked), it makes life easier.

Obviously having the right amount of interest on the form reduces the chance of an audit being triggered by mismatched numbers. But if one pays the January mortgage bill by December 31 and has a registered mail receipt to prove it, isn't that good enough to deduct the interest in the previous year?

I think so.

Phil Marti
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