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## Deductible Home Mortgage Interest Worksheet

Thank you for your post! You found the answer to my problem too. Yes, this problem should be fixed in TT.

What else could be wrong in here if this is a glitch?

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## Deductible Home Mortgage Interest Worksheet

Has this been resolved? I am running into this issue as well. Clearly a bug and its been months since the time it was first reported!!

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## Deductible Home Mortgage Interest Worksheet

Not that I am aware of, I just manually adjusted the numbers to make them correct.

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## Deductible Home Mortgage Interest Worksheet

Why is this issue not resolved for California 540? I have a feeling that some low level IT support guys at TT simply don't understand the math behind this situation and keep closing it, without passing it to someone more competent. So much discussion on an obvious issue without any resolution, it's really silly.

As an example, let's assume a total mortage of around 1.5M via two original loans (1st and 2nd loans) that get consolidated/refinanced to a 3rd loan.

Loan 1 beginning of year balance: 800K (ending balance in June is \$0, after Loan 3 refinancing)

Loan 2 beginning of year balance: 700K (ending balance in June is \$0, after Loan 3 refinancing)

Above Loan 1 and Loan 2 add up to 1.5M total.

Loan 3 refinances both loans 1 and 2, into a single mortgage worth 1.5M around June of the year, where at the end of year in Dec, loan 3 is worth around 1.4M let's say after some payoff of principle.

TT in the Deductible Home Mortgage Interest Worksheet essentially does this:

Loan 1 average: (800K + 0) / 2 = 400K

Loan 2 average: (700K + 0) / 2 = 350K

Loan 3 average: (1.5M + 1.4M) / 2 = 1.45M

So, while the total mortage(s) at ANY point in time never exceeds 1.5M, the "Average balance of all home acquisition debt" is calculated to be 400K + 350K + 1.45M = 2.2M.. It's utterly ridiculous. How can the "average" be greater than the absolute max value during the year of 1.5M? TT never considers the fact that Loan 3 replaces the other 2 loans and they never co-exist.. Guys seriously. Get your act together. This is basic stuff.

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## Deductible Home Mortgage Interest Worksheet

Huge help with this response.  Thank you!  I agree it's a glitch that should be fixed!

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## Deductible Home Mortgage Interest Worksheet

I'm still stuck...

At the review/smart check stage, I'm being asked to fix an error:

"Check for Entry"

"Deductible Home Mortgage Interest Wks: Fair market value of home must be entered."

"Fair market value of home (box)."

What do I put there?  I've never had to manually enter an amount.  How do I calculate the amount?

-  I have one mortgage and one home equity loan

I'm lost...

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## Deductible Home Mortgage Interest Worksheet

Sorry I don't remember being asked that. But you should be able to find FMV through online service like zillow.com or redfin.com. good luck!  @MNMS1993

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