Sidney lives in Hayes, Kansas. He owns land in Cotulla, Texas, that he inherited from his father…

Sidney lives in Hayes, Kansas. He owns land in Cotulla,
Texas, that he inherited from his father several years ago. The land is
unimproved and has never produced income. On January 26, 2010, Sidney receives
a statement of delinquent taxes on the property for 2007, 2008, and 2009 for
$120. On February 10, 2010, Sidney and his wife, Ellen, start to drive to
Cotulla; they arrive on February 20 and pay the taxes on the same day. The cost
of the trip for Sidney and Ellen is $450. Sidney and Ellen would like to deduct
the cost of the trip. Write a letter to Sidney and Ellen in which you explain
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Sidney lives in Hayes, Kansas. He owns land in Cotulla,
Texas, that he inherited from his father several years ago. The land is
unimproved and has never produced income. On January 26, 2010, Sidney receives
a statement of delinquent taxes on the property for 2007, 2008, and 2009 for
$120. On February 10, 2010, Sidney and his wife, Ellen, start to drive to
Cotulla; they arrive on February 20 and pay the taxes on the same day. The cost
of the trip for Sidney and Ellen is $450. Sidney and Ellen would like to deduct
the cost of the trip. Write a letter to Sidney and Ellen in which you explain
what they can deduct

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