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Hidden TAX savings for home owners

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Antonelli Realty 3137972

As a homeowner, you are probably well aware of the costs associated with owning a home. From mortgage payments to property taxes to maintenance expenses, the costs can quickly add up. However, what you may not know is that there are hidden tax savings available to homeowners that can help reduce the financial burden of owning a home. In this blog post, we'll explore some of the most significant hidden tax savings for homeowners.

 

Mortgage Interest Deduction

One of the most significant tax savings available to homeowners is the mortgage interest deduction. This deduction allows you to deduct the interest you pay on your mortgage from your taxable income. The deduction is available for mortgages up to $750,000 for homes purchased after December 15, 2017, and up to $1 million for homes purchased before that date. This deduction can result in significant tax savings, especially in the early years of your mortgage when the majority of your payments go toward interest.

 

Property Tax Deduction

Another significant tax savings for homeowners is the property tax deduction. You can deduct the property taxes you pay on your primary residence, as well as any other properties you own. The deduction is limited to a maximum of $10,000 per year, but it can still result in significant tax savings.

 

Home Office Deduction

If you use a portion of your home as a home office, you may be eligible for a home office deduction. This deduction allows you to deduct a portion of your mortgage interest, property taxes, utilities, and other expenses related to your home office from your taxable income. To qualify, your home office must be used exclusively for business purposes.

 

Energy-Efficiency Tax Credits

If you make energy-efficient improvements to your home, such as installing solar panels, energy-efficient windows, or a high-efficiency heating and cooling system, you may be eligible for a tax credit. The tax credit can be up to 30% of the cost of the improvements, with a maximum credit of $1,500 per year.

 

Capital Gains Exclusion

If you sell your primary residence, you may be eligible for a capital gains exclusion. This exclusion allows you to exclude up to $250,000 of the capital gains from the sale of your home if you are a single homeowner, or up to $500,000 if you are married and file a joint tax return. To qualify, you must have owned and lived in the home for at least two of the previous five years.

 

In conclusion, as a homeowner, you have access to several hidden tax savings that can help reduce the financial burden of owning a home. From mortgage interest and property tax deductions to home office deductions, energy-efficiency tax credits, and capital gains exclusions, there are many opportunities to save money on your taxes. Make sure you consult with a tax professional to ensure you are taking advantage of all the available tax savings.

Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Paul. Energy efficiency tax credits is the one often missed. Enjoy your day.

Feb 21, 2023 04:14 AM
Charles Ross - eXp Realty LLC
eXp Realty LLC Salina Group - Salina, KS
Love To Help People

Excellent information. Thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful day and a blessed week.

Feb 21, 2023 04:23 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Paul wonderful information today. Families on the move will appreciate your local real estate reports. Bill

Feb 21, 2023 05:47 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Update -I believe that Joe Biden increased the Tax limitation from $10,000 to $70,000 effective for tax year 2023 .

Feb 21, 2023 05:52 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Great information, thanks for sharing.  I hope you have a great day.

Feb 22, 2023 03:18 AM