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Returning Member

Mortgage Interest

I have been using using turbo tax for several years, mortgage interest has been always deductible.  I have no other home loan. Why is my morgage interest not deuctible, when I do my tax 2020?

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Level 15

Mortgage Interest

Are the Total of all your itemized deductions on Schedule A greater than the Standard Deduction for your filing status?


Standard deductions for 2020

  • Single - $12,400 add $1,650 if age 65 or older
  • Married Filing Separately - $12,400 add $1,300 if age 65 or older
  • Married Filing Jointly - $24,800 add $1,300 for each spouse age 65 or older
  • Head of Household - $18,650 add $1,650 if age 65 or older
Level 15

Mortgage Interest

Mortgage interest on your primary residence, 2nd home or any other "personal use" real estate is a SCH A itemized deduction. Until the total of all of your "allowed" itemized deductions exceed your standard deduction, the itemized deductions have no impact on your tax liability.

Returning Member

Mortgage Interest

It looks like in Form 1098 ( mortgage int ) box 7 is not checked, so it may be the reason why it is not deductible.  However, in 2019, my 1098 box 7 was not checked but still deductible.  Did it changed in year 2020?

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