Submitted By: Richard
Answered: February 10, 2017 9:00 am

Can I take a deduction for my reverse mortgage?

You cannot deduct the interest that accrues on a reverse mortgage until it is actually paid, which doesn’t happen until the mortgage is paid off in full. At that time, the mortgage interest usually is subject to the limitation for home equity debt.

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Tax Glossary

Section 1231 property

Depreciable property used in a trade or business and held for more than a year. All Section 1231 gains and losses are netted; a net gain is treated as capital gain, a net loss as an ordinary loss.

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