The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) completely changed the US tax system. The last such change of this magnitude happened more than thirty years ago. As a result, millions of Americans are now left wondering what they’re entitled to and which deductions are still valid.
One of the most widely taken deductions is the deduction for mortgage interest. The TCJA didn’t eliminate it, but significant changes were made. Plus, due to other changes, many Americans will now be ineligible to use the mortgage interest deduction going forward.… Read the rest
Homeowners are usually well informed about the home-related tax deductions that they can make at filing time. However, when purchasing a home, other costs can quickly accumulate. For buyers who can’t come up with a 20% down payment on the purchase price, they will have the added cost of private mortgage insurance (PMI).
The PMI is a policy that is taken out by the homebuyer to protect the lender against possible default on the mortgage loan.
PMI is Tax-Deductible
This income tax deduction was developed as an element of the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 and was initially added to private mortgage insurance (PMI) plans issued in 2007.… Read the rest
The largest tax deduction most people can claim on any mortgage is on the interest paid on the loan.
In most cases, mortgage refinance interest is tax-deductible, which means you can take it off your taxable income for that tax year.
But some rules apply.
Rules for Making Tax Deductions on Mortgage Interest
First of all, the loan must be on either your primary residence or a secondary residence. If you take the deduction on a second residence, this can’t be a rental property.… Read the rest