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Tax Deductions and Concerns
Homeowner Tax Deductions
Learn about the many tax benefits of owning your own home.
Tax Impact of Supreme Court's DOMA Decision on Same-Sex Married Homeowners
Learn about real estate tax benefits for married same-sex couples
Homeowner Tax Breaks: Recent Developments
Recent tax credits and tax deductions for homeowners.
The Home Office Tax Deduction
Running a business from home can help you lower your tax bill.
When Home Mortgage Interest Is Not Deductible
The home mortgage deduction is one of the most popular in the entire tax code.
Tax Implications of Reverse Mortgages
A reverse mortgage is a special type of home loan designed to enable homeowners 62 years of age and older to access part of the equity in their homes.
Tax Credits for Restoring Old or Historic Buildings
Learn about the tax credits available if you spiff up an historic building.
Tax Reasons to Keep Good Records of Home Improvements
How and why to document home improvements to the IRS
IRS Rules on Real Property Sales to Relatives
Tax issues when you sell a house to (or buy from) a relative
Deducting State and Local Real Estate Taxes and Fees
Real estate tax deductions available to homeowners
Sales Tax Due When You Rent Out Your Vacation Home
Special tax issues when you rent out your home away from home
Are Home Repairs Tax Deductible?
Home repairs are not deductible but home improvements are. It pays to know the difference.
What Home Improvements Are Tax Deductible?
Home improvements can provide certain tax benefits although not tax deductions.
Deductions and Credits
Determining Your Home's Tax Basis
Your tax basis in your home will be a key factor in calculating your tax gain or loss when you sell your home.
Can You Take a Theft Deduction for Building Contractor Fraud?
Know your rights when an underinsured contractor fails to complete remodeling work.
Tax Issues When Renting Out a Room in Your House
Find out what tax deductions you can get for renting a room in your home.
Deducting Your Property Taxes
Learn what you can include in your property tax deduction.
Deducting Casualty and Theft Losses
Casualty losses are deductible but can be hard to claim.
Residential Energy Credit--Tax Savings for Installing Alternative Energy in Your Home
Find out how to save on taxes when you install solar panels or other energy saving alternatives.
Home Expenses That Are Not Deductible
While there are a lot of tax advantages to home ownership, make sure you know which costs are not deductible.
Taxes When Your Mortgage Debt is Forgiven
The tax consequences of mortgage debt forgiveness related to foreclosures, refinancings, or short sales.
Rent Your Vacation Home Tax-Free
This often overly exception for short-term rentals can provide a real windfall if you own a vacation home in a desirable location.
Canceled Mortgage Debt: What Happens at Tax Time?
The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act gives some taxpayers a break.
Can Co-op Owners Deduct Casualty Losses?
Co-op owners can deduct shared casualty losses for common areas. Find out how and why.
Deducting Medical Home Improvements
You can deduct certain home improvements if their main purpose is medical care for you, your spouse, or your dependents.
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