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

Capital loss carryover

A capital loss that is not deductible because it exceeds the annual $3,000 capital loss ceiling. A carryover loss may be deducted from capital gains of later years plus up to $3,000 of ordinary income.

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