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This situation effects my GF and myself this year, and this answer doesn't make sense to me.

You're saying, that since we aren't married, and file seperatly,and own a house jointly, that even though we both agree that the person who receives the best tax benefit from using the mortgage deduction be the one to take it, under the law we must split the deduction?!?!? Thats nuts.

In our case, that would mean that most likely, neither one of us will be able to itemize! What does the government care, and who in the hell are they to dicatate anyway, who takes a LEGAL deduction and who doesn't? I'd bet that if both of us were to "forget" to take the deduction they wouldn't come running after us to tell us that we forgot!

The way this works out, both of us will lose the tax benefits of owning a house. So something here doesn't seem to make sense to me. Oh Wait! Its the government screwing me again...Makes sense now

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