<< Since we are both legally liable for the payments, who gets the mortgage interest deduction seems to hinge on _who_ made the payments. In our situation, _we_ made the payments. The payments come out of our joint checking account, that has both of our names on it, and both of our checks are direct-deposited into this account. We even cannot pinpoint one or the other who writes the checks, as our mortgage servicer auto-debits the payment each month.It seems to me the proper (only?) way to deal with is to split the deduction 50/50. I would like to find out that this isn't true. >>You could look at deposits to the joint account and divide the expenses based on the ratio of deposits. You don't mention what other expenses are paid from the joint account. I THINK you could make a case that nondeductible expenses were made from your contributions and deductible from hers. (This is off the top of my head, and maybe someone will come along with a more definite answer.)TMF ExROPhil Marti
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