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Subject:  Re: Writing off housepainting? Date:  5/28/2004  1:28 PM
Author:  Wradical Number:  72018 of 132878

If this is your personal residence, then no. Household maintenance type items, which would include painting, are nondeductible personal items.

Major improvements can be added to your basis, but not painting and repairs.

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