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Tax Deduction Tips
Tax Deduction Tips

Tax time will be here before you know it. When filing your taxes, don’t forget about any home-related deductions you can take.  Talk to a tax expert if you have questions.

  1. Mortgage Interest Deduction

To obtain the mortgage interest deduction, your mortgage must be secured by your home. Interest you pay on a mortgage of up to $1 million, or $500,000 if you’re married filing separately, is deductible when you use the loan to buy, build, or improve your home in any way.

  1. Prepaid Interest Deduction

Any interest you paid during the time of signing your mortgage is almost 100% deductible in the year you paid it, along with any other mortgage interest paid. If you refinance for a 10-year mortgage, paying $6,000 in interest, you can then deduct $600 per year.

  1. Property Tax Deduction

When you pay your real estate property taxes, you can usually deduct these from your tax return. If you bought a house this year, check your HUD-1 settlement statement to see if you paid any property taxes when you closed on your home.

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