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is the equity you take out from refinancing a mortgage tax free?

by carla._445_473 from North Chicago, Illinois. Apr 2nd 2013 Reply


William J Acres (William_Acres)
#1 ranked lender in Arizona - 8,414 contributions

Yes.. Since you only pay taxes on income, and you do not pay taxes on money you receive from a loan.. However the interest you pay on your equity line may not be fully deductible.. Current laws allow you to write off the interest on the first $100K.. Any interest paid on a line of credit above $100K that was not "Purchased Money" is not an allowable deduction.. So be careful.. I'm a Broker here in Scottsdale AZ and I only lend in Arizona. If you or someone you know is looking for financing options, feel free to contact me or pass along my information. 480-287-5714 WilliamAcres.com

Apr 2nd 2013
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Charlie Sparks (CharlieSparks)
#9 ranked lender in New Mexico - 397 contributions

Yes, you do not pay tax on borrowed money.

Apr 2nd 2013
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Michelle Curtis Loan Originator NMLS 401173 (EmbassyFundingLLC)
#28 ranked lender in New York - 2,238 contributions

yes

Apr 2nd 2013
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Carlos Figueira (carlosfigueira)
#108 ranked lender in New Jersey - 198 contributions

Yes.....the only time you have an issue is if you are doing a short sale on your property.

Apr 2nd 2013
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Scott Weinstein (Mymortgageguyscott)
#88 ranked lender in Illinois - 37 contributions

Carla,The answer to your question is yes, however, you should consult with a tax advisor regarding the deductibility of interest on the portion of your new loan over the amount of the previous loan. It is possible that not all of your interest on the new loan is deductible.

Apr 2nd 2013
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Peter Savino (855411LEND)
#100 ranked lender in New Jersey - 332 contributions

Yes, it is

Apr 2nd 2013
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Barclay Butler (Barclay)
#85 ranked lender in Illinois - 70 contributions

Yes it is tax free. Please call or email me with any questions. Barclay Butler 224-420-9990, bbutler@barclaybutlerfinancial.com

Apr 2nd 2013
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Barb Lanis (BarbLanis)
#70 ranked lender in Illinois - 663 contributions

Yes, it's tax free. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. I am located in Illinois.

Apr 2nd 2013
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Dave Metsker (DaveMetsker)
#37 ranked lender in Oregon - 2,317 contributions

Not taxable.

Apr 2nd 2013
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Joe Metzler (JoeMetzler)
#18 ranked lender in Minnesota - 3,727 contributions

YES, but a portion of the interest you pay may NOT be deductible. Consult a tax adviser for more info.

Apr 3rd 2013
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George Dokos (georgedokos@movementmortgage)
#59 ranked lender in Virginia - 25 contributions

Yes,

Apr 3rd 2013
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Jason Robinson (CFIsupport)
#58 ranked lender in Georgia - 106 contributions

Yes. it's borrowed not a payment.

Apr 3rd 2013
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James Barath (JamesBarath)
#9 ranked lender in Indiana - 351 contributions

It is dependent on the purpose of the cash. If you cash-out equity for purposes of home renovation, then mortgage interest on a loan up to a $100,000 is tax deductible; however, if it is for other purposes then it is not considered tax deductible. Speak with a CPA to find out the impact to your personal financial balance sheet. Hope you're enjoying the sun and warmth today in the Windy City!

Apr 4th 2013
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Jeff Albrecht (jeff.albrecht)
#96 ranked lender in Texas - 76 contributions

There's a difference between the equity that you "take out" and the "Interest Expense" that you will want to write-of come tax time, and while we all have our opinions, we're not licensed tax preparers, so please consult your own CPA/Tax professional. I lend in ALL continental US states, so if you want to discuss a refinance with taking equity out, please drop me an email or call, CLICK ON MY PROFILE TO THE LEFT to see my information. JAlbrecht@PrimeLending.com or call me at 512-381-4643

Apr 5th 2013
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Apr 9th 2013
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