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Q: I am the executor of my fathers estate and have been paying the mortgage payment can I claim the mortgage on my taxes?

When I get correspondence from the mortgage company It says the estate of.....

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Wesley Winsor
Wesley Winsor
  • Tax Law Lawyer
  • Saint George, UT
  • Licensed in Utah

A: Hi,

No, you can't deduct mortgage payments or interest on mortgage payments from your own personal taxes. If you are paying the mortgage out of your own pocket make sure you keep good records because you are entitled to reimbursement for all expenses you front the estate. So if you sell the house or gain access to other funds, then you need to pay yourself back all the expenses (mortgage payments included) for everything you spent as a cost of administration. After costs of administration are paid then go ahead and start distributing the estate according to the will or the laws of intestacy.

I hope this helps.


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