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jdlamonica
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Where do report the interest and points for mortgage interest from a letter of credit on my rental property that I used to build my personal residence?

I used the letter of credit from my rental property to build my personal residence.  None of the money was used for the rental property.  Where do I deduct the interest?

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Where do report the interest and points for mortgage interest from a letter of credit on my rental property that I used to build my personal residence?

Unfortunately you lost a deduction..

Because the LOC is on a rental property, it does not qualify as home mortgage interest .For you to take a home mortgage interest deduction, your debt must be secured by a qualified home. 

Also, If the LOC was used for personal purposes, it is not deductible against rental income.

The Internal Revenue Service states you can only write off interest that is related to your rental property activities.

 The only way that you can deduct interest on personal-use funds is to take the loan out against your home instead of your investment property.

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Where do report the interest and points for mortgage interest from a letter of credit on my rental property that I used to build my personal residence?

Unfortunately you lost a deduction..

Because the LOC is on a rental property, it does not qualify as home mortgage interest .For you to take a home mortgage interest deduction, your debt must be secured by a qualified home. 

Also, If the LOC was used for personal purposes, it is not deductible against rental income.

The Internal Revenue Service states you can only write off interest that is related to your rental property activities.

 The only way that you can deduct interest on personal-use funds is to take the loan out against your home instead of your investment property.

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