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You cannot deduct the interest that is paid for you and shown on the 1098-MA. You can only deduct teh amounts that you paid without assistance, the 1098 interest shown.
If a you qualify for mortgage assistance payments for lower-income families under section 235 of the National Housing Act, part or all of the interest on your mortgage may be paid for you. You cannot deduct the interest that is paid on your behalf.
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