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Tax Extenders

Temporary tax provisions that are regularly extended as a group by Congress, rather than being allowed to expire as scheduled, are often referred to as "tax extenders." These "extenders" have not been extended yet for the 2018 tax year. It is possible they could still be extended retroactively for the 2018 tax year, but the farther into tax season we get, the less likely that is to happen.

The following are a few of the items that have not been extended that apply to individual tax returns:

  • The above-the-line deduction for certain higher-education expenses, including qualified tuition and related expenses.

  • The treatment of mortgage insurance premiums as qualified residence interest.

  • The exclusion from income of qualified canceled mortgage debt income associated with a primary residence.

  • Nonbusiness energy credits which include tax credits for things like new windows, doors and furnaces.

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