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We own a home in which we have 100% equity purchased in

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We own a home in which we have 100% equity purchased in 2016. In 2017 we got a mortgage using the home we own. We were given a mortgage interest statement ( 1098). We would like to k now if closing costs (& which ones) are deductible if any. Thank you
JA: The Accountant will know how to help. Is there anything else the Accountant should be aware of?
Customer: no, not that I can think of
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Tax
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
FYI, it is our primary home.
Expert:  Lev replied 8 months ago.

Closing costs are generally NOT deductible.

However - some items included into HUD1 may be deducted in the year paid.

Specifically

- prorated real estate taxes - from the day of purchase till the end of the year

- mortgage interest - but that amount might be already included into 1098 - if so - no double deduction.

Points may be deductible as mortgage interest - these are also reported on 1098.

All other closing costs you paid are added to the basis of your property and will reduce the gain when the property eventually will be sold.

Questions?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
thank you
Expert:  Lev replied 8 months ago.

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