The 2020 mortgage interest deduction

Taxpayers can deduct mortgage interest on up to $750,000 in principal.

Investment property mortgages are not eligible for the mortgage interest deduction, although mortgage interest can be used to reduce taxable rental income.

## Can you deduct mortgage interest 2019?

The Mortgage Interest Deduction allows homeowners to reduce their taxable income by the amount of interest paid on a qualified residence loan. The law regarding the Mortgage Interest Deduction has been revised by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and the changes will take effect beginning with returns filed in 2019.

## Can you write off property taxes in 2020?

One important point is that real estate taxes are deductible in the year they’re paid, not the year when they’re assessed. 2020, any real estate tax deduction would occur on your 2020 tax return, even though the taxes were billed in 2019. Also keep this in mind if you pay your taxes in two or more installments.

## What deductions can I claim for 2020?

Before we go any further, consider that taxpayers can choose the standard deduction, or they can itemize, whichever is most beneficial for them on their 2020 tax return.

And there are four main itemizable deductions:

- Mortgage interest.
- State and local taxes (SALT).
- Medical expenses.
- Charitable contributions.

## Is mortgage interest deductible for 2018?

The mortgage interest deduction is one of them. Starting in 2018, mortgage interest on total principal of as much as $750,000 in qualified residence loans can be deducted, down from the previous principal limit of $1,000,000. It’s worth pointing out that this limit only applies to new loans originated after 2017.

## How much of your mortgage interest is tax deductible?

Definitions. Original or expected balance for your mortgage. Taxpayers can deduct the interest paid on first and second mortgages up to $1,000,000 in mortgage debt (the limit is $500,000 if married and filing separately). Any interest paid on first or second mortgages over this amount is not tax deductible.

## Are mortgage insurance premiums deductible in 2019?

PMI, along with other eligible forms of mortgage insurance premiums, was tax deductible only through the 2017 tax year as an itemized deduction. That means it’s available for the 2019 and 2020 tax years, and retroactively for 2018 taxes, too.