Debt can sure come in handy when buying a major asset like a house or car or managing unexpected expenses. Thankfully, the interest you pay on this debt can often provide a helpful deduction on your tax return. However, the IRS is very specific regarding the situations where interest is or is not deductible. The rules can be quite complex, so a discussion with your tax professional is always a good idea. Here are several typical examples of how the IRS treats interest payments.
What a relief it is as individual taxpayers to get our pesky income tax return filed on July 15 (or sometime thereafter, on extension) and have the IRS leave us alone for another year, right? Well – maybe, depending on your income and income tax withholding on said income.