Earlier this year, congress passed H.R. 6111, the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 to allow homeowners who purchased or refinanced a home in 2007 to deduct the private mortgage insurance (PMI) premiums that they pay in their loan payments. PMI is required when a borrower puts less than 20% down on a home or has a loan amount greater than 80% of the home value.
Initially this provision would only apply to homes purchased or refinanced in 2007 and was set to expire on 12/31/2007. Congress passed new legislation that will extend this deduction to loans closed in 2007 through 2010.
Here are some of the requirements
- Households whose adjusted gross income is $100,000 or less can deduct 100% of their MI premiums. (The deduction is reduced by 10% for each additional $1,000 of adjusted gross income, phasing out after $109,000.)
- The deduction applies to “qualified residences,” as defined in the Internal Revenue Code. Generally, that includes the borrower’s primary residence and a non-rental second home. Investor properties are not eligible.
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Borrowers should consult with a professional tax advisor for details about MI tax deductibility.
From the Cashflow Coach