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can you claim a mortgage on a long form if ...

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can you claim a mortgage on a long form if only one spouse in on the loan?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Merlo replied 8 years ago.


I assume from your question that you are married and filing a joint return. If that is the case, then the answer to your question is yes, you can claim a deduction for mortgage interest, even if only one spouse is listed on that mortgage note. Filing a joint return in essence means that both spouses are reporting their individual incomes and/or expenses, regardless of which spouse incurred the expense or earned the income.

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