Can I itemize mortgage interest?

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Can I itemize mortgage interest?


Generally, home mortgage interest is any interest you pay on a loan secured by your home (main home or a second home). The loan may be a mortgage to buy your home, a second mortgage, a line of credit, refinancing your home, or a home equity loan.

You can deduct home mortgage interest only if you meet all the following conditions:

  • You must file Form 1040 and itemize deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040).
  • The mortgage is a secured debt on a qualified home in which you have an ownership interest. Secured Debt and Qualified Home are explained later.

Both you and the lender must intend that the loan be repaid.

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