Comparing the Old and the New," covers personal exemptions, state and local property tax caps, mortgage interest deductions
, medical expense deductions, alimony and support, non-child dependent credits and charitable donations.
A taxpayer's decision to allocate expenses by the IRS or court method may be affected by the TCJA's increase in the standard deduction or limits on SALT and mortgage interest deductions
The U.S.' price-to-income ratio is near the 25-year average, although an increase in mortgage rates and a potential revision to the tax treatment for mortgage interest deductions
could put negative pressure on affordability.
The amount of the first mortgage on the property, combined with the home equity or HELOC debt, cannot exceed $750,000, the newly revised limit for mortgage interest deductions
by taxpayers filing joint returns; married owners filing separately have a new ceiling of $375,000.
Residential Mortgage interest deduction
cap While the House version of the bill attempted to lower the cap on mortgage interest deductions
from $1 million to $500,000, the final version of the bill reduced the cap to $750,000.
Mortgage interest deductions
now stop after the first $1 million of home loans.
* Will changes to tax deductions, limits for state and local tax deductibility, and limits to mortgage interest deductions
impact demand for single-family housing, rental housing or other residential construction?
Ed Zollars, a CPA writing on the Current Tax Developments site, said: "Advisers with taxpayers who applied a per residence limit on mortgage interest deductions
in prior years should consider suggesting those taxpayers file claims for refund on those prior years where the statute of limitations remains open."
Camp's plan would have shrunk marginal rates for most taxpayers to just two brackets, 10 percent and 25 percent; phased down mortgage interest deductions
from the current $1 million limit on eligible mortgage amounts to $500,000; eliminated deductions on home equity loans and credit lines altogether; and stretched out the time period needed to qualify for tax-free capital gains exclusions from the present two years out of the preceding five years to five years out of the preceding eight years.
Assuming the answer is yes, you can offer to meet with them in May or June to go over the relevant tax issues: mortgage interest deductions
, local property taxes, capital gain exclusion on a sale and so on.
You can also prepay your January mortgage payments to capture any mortgage interest deductions
According to (http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/papers/download/11282012_sinai_mortgage_tax_credit.pdf) a study by The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, if the mortgage interest deductions
were eliminated completely, the average household's annual tax bill would increase by a little more than $1,000.