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To claim or not to claim. That is the question for several thousand Western New Yorkers who prepaid their 2018 property taxes in December, hoping to be able to deduct them from their taxes on their 2017 returns, using the old rules. The prepayments had to be made by Dec. 31, 2017, in order to qualify at all, so it's too late to do so now if you haven't already. But w…