Submitted By: Marjorie
Answered: August 13, 2013 8:30 am

: I’m buying a home with less than 20% down and have to pay private mortgage insurance. Is this deductible for 2013?

Mortgage insurance paid in 2013 can be deductible as mortgage interest (the deduction is scheduled to expire at the end of this year). However, income limits apply to limit or prevent a deduction.

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Hobby loss

Hobby expenses are deductible only up to income from the activity; loss deductions are not allowed.

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