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If we used a car (starting 1/1/2012) to hunt for a house to turn in to a rental and didn't buy the house for a rental until (3/1/2012), when writing off the car for this rental which date do we use for putting the car into service for this rental?

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you spent 60 days just driving from house to house to house to house...

and never stopped to do anything personal. at all?

you are really really stretching the truth.

I would not touch your tax return with a sanitized pole.  you probably try and sneek in more nefarious deductions, dont you?

$499 in charitable donations to the goodwill box every year?

this is what is wrong with out tax system!  

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