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I worked for GE for 11 'pension years' back in the 1970s/early 80s. the pension is not inflation adjusted. I took it at age 60 when it was the same as any age you retire.....not all that much, but it made no difference in amount per year when I took it, so I took it at age 60. Otherwise, lost money

I used to be able to take deductions every other year by bunching. Could pay taxes in either December or January of a year. So every other year, I'd pay two years real estate taxes in same calendar year. that got me over the $7500 threshold and other stuff became deductible.

Now, with $12,000 standard deduction, there is no way I can do it.

My real estate taxes are $4100 /yr and frozen after age 65 at about that level.

So I'll take the $12K deduction for a single.

Haven't done my taxes yet. Forms were still coming in a week ago......and usually one or two revisions on the REits and stuff.

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