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Are there any legal strategies for bunching mortgage interest deductions into one tax year?
One of the tax writers on MSN says that you can pay a mortgage payment on Dec 31 that is due in January and take the deduction in the current year. He says this is legal because the interest was for the use of money in December.
Another related question is, can you purposely pay a mortgage payment late(in the following year) and claim both the late payment and the interest in the following year?

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