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Tax filers should consider boat deduction

Recreational boat owners who paid state sales taxes on a boat purchase, or those who secured a bank loan to finance a boat, may have tax deductions available when filing their 2008 federal income tax return. For details on the mortgage deduction, go to and download Publication 936 or the Fact Sheets. For state tax deduction information, download Publication 600 that also includes state-by-state tax tables.