Posts Tagged ‘Mortgage Interest’

The 5 Most Common Itemized Deductions

Mortgage Interest—Many taxpayers can deduct their mortgage interest on their residence.  However, there is a limitation on this.  The interest on a primary residence can only be deducted on up to $1,000,000 mortgage and $100,000 line of credit.  Points paid to secure a mortgage when purchasing a new home are fully deductible.  Points paid on a refinance must be amortized over the life of the loan.

3 Reasons Why Connecticut Should Not Impose a Buyers Tax on Real Estate Purchases


The State of Connecticut Budget proposal includes a conveyance tax on buyers of real estate.  The tax imposed would be 1% of the purchase price on homes purchased above $150,000.  Here are 3 reasons this proposal should not be passed:

The Last Mortgage Refinance

What direction do you think interest rates are headed in? Homeowners have ridden the variable interest rate mortgage ride for all it's worth. The prime rate hit 20% in 1980.  Since then interest rates have been in a long and steady decline.  Along the way, borrowers would refinance their house and take out more cash as the value of the property was rising.  Times have changed just a wee bit. 

Can I Take a Home Office Deduction?

The home office deduction is a confusing topic for many taxpayers.  Can I only take it if I am self-employed?

What if you’re not self-employed, but work at home frequently? 

And isn’t it true that the IRS is more likely to audit you if you take the deduction?

Because of these types of concerns and questions, many taxpayers that are entitled to this deduction do not take … Continue reading »

Some Taxpayers Must Wait to File 2010 Tax Returns

The Internal Revenue Service has announced that some taxpayers will not be able to file their returns until mid to late February 2011 due to last year's tax changes.  The IRS will need to reprogram its processing systems for three provisions that were extended in the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 that became law on December 17, 2010.

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