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Published by Dept. of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service in [Washington, D.C.?] .
Written in English


  • Income tax deductions for expenses -- United States.

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SeriesPublication -- 502., Publication (United States. Internal Revenue Service) -- 502.
The Physical Object
Pagination14 p. :
Number of Pages14
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Open LibraryOL15312698M

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