PMI Tax Deductibility Extended Through 2011

Congress has once again extended legislation that makes mortgage insurance (MI) tax deductible for many Americans. The new legislation ensures the tax deductibility of MI on purchase and refinance loans for qualified borrowers through the end of 2011. The legislation itself is no different than what was originally passed in 2007. The MI premiums are still fully deductible for taxpayers earning up to $100,000, and partially deductible for those with incomes between $100,000 and $109,000.

 

Extending MI tax deductibility is an important win for many reasons including:

  • Tax relief is much needed in a time of struggling economic recovery, and continues to help protect the dream of homeownership for many.
  • MI is not only safe and predictable, but it’s also cancelable once the loan amount drops to 78% of the original sales price OR 20% equity can be proven through an appraisal after two years history of timely payments
 

 

 

January 18, 2011 by · 1 Comment

About James

James A. Williamson is currently the Sr VP of Sales Development for Shelter Lending Services (formerly Fairfield Mortgage). James joined Shelter in 1994 and was the company's top Loan Officer in GA for 20 straight years helping over 2500 families finance their homes. James now oversees an incredible group of Loan Officers in Atlanta while further building Shelter's Atlanta business.

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  1. David says:

    Thanks for the update James. In an environment of ever changing regulations it is nice to see some good news every once and a while.

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