The government extended mortgage Insurance (MI) tax deductibility through December 31, 2011. As a result, you can deduct MI premiums from your income taxes. What’s more, MI can be canceled once you build enough equity in your home.

Details on Tax Deductibility for MI:

  • MI is deductable for purchase and refinance loans;
  • Your loan must close by December 31, 2011;
  • For a full premium deduction, your household income must be at or below $100,000;
  • For each $1,000 of income over $100,000, your premium deduction is reduced 10%;
  • In the first year, your premium deduction is prorated based on which month your loan closes;
  • You can apply your premium reduction to your primary residence and one other residence purchased for personal use;
  • Monthly, annual, and single MI premiums are eligible for preimum deduction.

Please note: PrimeLending does not provide tax advice. Consult your tax advisor for questions about your eligibility for this tax deduction.

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