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You can deduct the mortgage interest and property taxes that were paid on your UT home on your tax return.
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Unfortunately, you cannot deduct the rental or other expenses in CA as this is your tax home if you are going to be employed here and this is not your temporary assignment.
An assignment which lasts for less than 12 mths...