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captcortez
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We bought a house in 2016. we are wondering if some of the closing costs can be deducted?

If so, where?
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PaulaM
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We bought a house in 2016. we are wondering if some of the closing costs can be deducted?

If you bought a new home in 2016, you can deduct points, interest, mortgage insurance premiums and property taxes in the Your Home section under Deductions & Credits.

Other Items on closing disclosure form that may be deductible:

  • Interim interest paid at the time of purchase (the charge at closing would normally be done for interest up to the date of first payment). 
  • real estate taxes charged to you. 
  • points - On a refinance they need to be amortized over the life of the loan; unless the points were used to improve your main home.
  • private mortgage insurance but, if prepaid, only the amount allocable to this year based on an 84 month amortization. 

Other fees, such as commissions, attorney fees, preparation of deed, abstract fees, owner title insurance, recording fees are added to the basis of your home, and not deductible.

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p936.pdf

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PaulaM
Employee Tax Expert

We bought a house in 2016. we are wondering if some of the closing costs can be deducted?

If you bought a new home in 2016, you can deduct points, interest, mortgage insurance premiums and property taxes in the Your Home section under Deductions & Credits.

Other Items on closing disclosure form that may be deductible:

  • Interim interest paid at the time of purchase (the charge at closing would normally be done for interest up to the date of first payment). 
  • real estate taxes charged to you. 
  • points - On a refinance they need to be amortized over the life of the loan; unless the points were used to improve your main home.
  • private mortgage insurance but, if prepaid, only the amount allocable to this year based on an 84 month amortization. 

Other fees, such as commissions, attorney fees, preparation of deed, abstract fees, owner title insurance, recording fees are added to the basis of your home, and not deductible.

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p936.pdf

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