Tax Reform Series 11 – Home Mortgage Interest Deduction

Plain Language of Change:

  • Itemized deduction for home mortgage interest is limited to $750,000 ($375,000 if married filing separately) of acquisition debt from January 1, 2018 until December 31, 2025
  • The new limit applies to any acquisition debt incurred after December 15, 2017
  • The previous limit of $1 million ($500,000 if married filing separately) applies to acquisition debt incurred on or before December 15, 2017
  • Taxpayers can refinance pre-December 15th acquisition debt and still use old limits
  • Mortgage interest on home equity debt of any qualified residence is not allowed in 2018 through 2025

Detailed Analysis of Home Mortgage Interest Deduction

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