Borrowed for your home downpayment? You may miss out on the interest deduction!

It is not uncommon for individuals to loan money to relatives to help them buy a home.  In these situations, it is also not uncommon for a loan to be undocumented or documented by an unsecured note, with the unintended result that the home buyer can’t claim a tax deduction for the interest paid to their helpful relative.

If it involves real estate, it’s always a good idea to make sure everything is well documented, particularly when it involves close family, and you want a tax deduction.


Call us and we talk about whether this affects you.

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