Real Estate (Taxes, Mortgage Interest, Points, Other Property Expenses)
Question: Is the mortgage interest and property tax on a second residence deductible?
The mortgage interest on a second home which you use as a residence for some portion of the taxable year is generally deductible if the interest satisfies the same requirements for deductibility as interest on a primary residence.
- The combined limitation for mortgage interest on your primary and secondary residence is $1,000,000 for acquisition indebtedness and $100,000 for home equity indebtedness.
- Real estate taxes paid on your primary and second residence are, generally, deductible.
- Deductible real estate taxes include any state, local, or foreign taxes based on the value of the real property levied for the general public welfare.
- Deductible real estate taxes do not include taxes charged for local benefits and improvements that increase the value of the property, such as assessments for sidewalks, water mains, sewer lines, parking lots, and similar improvements.
- Tax Topic 503, Deductible Taxes
- Publication 530 - Tax Information for Homeowners
- Publication 17, Your Federal Income Tax for Individuals
Category: Itemized Deductions, Standard Deductions
Subcategory: Real Estate (Taxes, Mortgage Interest, Points, Other Property Expenses)