Submitted By: Charles
Answered: June 8, 2015 8:10 am

What tax liability results if I pay off my son’s mortgage?

You have no income tax liability, but depending upon the size of the remaining balance you may face federal gift tax issues. Your son has no tax liability; your generosity in paying off his mortgage is a gift to him.

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Tax Glossary

Mortgage interest

Fully deductible interest on up to two residences if acquisition debt secured by a home is $1 million or less, and home equity debt is $100,000 or less.

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