Submitted By: someone
Answered: December 22, 2021 12:04 am

I just bought a home. Can I deduct my closing costs?

If you itemize your personal deductions, the portion of closing costs representing real estate taxes may be deductible. And points paid to obtain a mortgage may be deductible in full or have to be spread over the term of the mortgage (depending on certain conditions). But other closing costs, such as attorney’s fees, are not deductible; they are added to the basis of the home, which will reduce reportable gain on a future sale.

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Statutory employees

Certain employees, such as full-time life insurance salespersons, who may report income and deductions on Schedule C, rather than on Schedule A as miscellaneous itemized deductions.

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