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Will advise, and try to get a definitive answer if the 5 year "lookback" has to be 1,825 days, or January 1 of the fifth calendar year.

I answered your question up-thread. If you want to research further, check out Pub 590.

And no, you're not going to get an answer from a random IRS employee. Everything the IRS has to say is in their publications.

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