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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2002
THE WANDERING TAX PRO

WELCOME TO THE NEW "HOME" OF THE WANDERING TAX PRO!
 
SURFING USA
 
What better way to start things off at my new "address" than with the return of this popular feature.
 
Here are some websites I have come across in my "travels" on the web.  Click on the URL address to check out the site.
 
 
This section of the US Department of Justice website provides detailed information on identity theft, answering such questions as-
 
What is the Department of Justice Doing About Identity Theft?
What Should I Do to Avoid Becoming a Victim of Identity Theft?
What Should I Do if I Become a Victim of Identity Theft?
Where Can I Find Out More About Identity Theft?
 
 
Do you have a long flight coming up and want a quiet comfortable seat?  Could you really use some extra leg room?  Do you keep getting stuck in a seat that doesn't recline?  If you will be flying on American, Continental, Delta, Northwest, United or US Airways, go to this site to find the seat that best suits your needs.
 
Seat Guru provides seating diagrams of each plane, color-coded to tell you which seats are in an exit row and which seats to avoid.  It also has a feedback section with seat experiences and comments for each plane.

ABC Inkjets

Go here for great discounts on print and toner cartridges.
 
The black print cartridge for my Lexmark Z11 printer (12A1970) usually costs at least $30.00 at Staples, Office MAX, CVS, Rite-Aid, etc.  You can get it here for only $20.95 ($19.75 each if ordering more than one)!  The color cartridge (12A1980), usually at least $35.00 retail, is available at ABC Inkjets for $21.95 ($19.95 each if ordering more than one).  Plus you will get free shipping on orders over $40.00.
 
 
This website, titled "Measure 4 Measure", provides links to an extensive collection of interactive sites on the web that estimate, calculate, evaluate, translate, etc.  In other words, they do the work for you.
 
The links are organized into sections for Science and Math, Health, Finance, All 'Round the House, and "A Measure of Everything Else". 
 
The last section includes a Baby Name Finder, a Crossword Helper, a Golf Handicap Calculator, Cat and Dog Age Calculators (find out your cat or dog's age in human years - Thelma and Louise are about 58 years old), and many more unique tools.
 
 
This section of the American Public Transportation Association website provides links to local, statewide and interstate public bus, rail and ferry transit services for all 50 states as well as Puerto Rico and other US Territories.
 
Have you discovered any interesting, informative or humorous websites that you would like me to pass along to my "readers"?  Email me at rdftaxpro@mail.com with the details.
 
TTFN
 
 
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You can deduct the alimony you pay to a former spouse as an "adjustment to income" on your federal income tax return, and on most state tax returns as well.
 
The amount that you can deduct is not limited to the specific amount of periodic payments that are identified as alimony in the divorce degree.  Other payments that are required by the decree can be deducted as alimony.
 
This includes the amount you pay for real estate taxes, mortgage and home equity interest, and insurance on your former spouse's residence (see below), rent paid for your former spouse's apartment, and health insurance premiums paid on behalf of your former spouse.
 
If the residence on which you are making payments is 100% owned by your former spouse, 100% of the payments you make for taxes, interest and insurance are deducted as alimony.  If the home is owned 50% by each of you, half the payments are deducted as alimony, and half the real estate tax is and half the mortgage/equity interest may be deducted as an itemized deduction on Schedule A.

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