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You wrote, You have to consider the other items you can deduct. If I consider the deductibility of state income taxes and property taxes first, I exceed the standard deduction. Therefore every dollar of interest on my mortgage is tax deductible.

Well, I did mention property taxes. Thankfully, I live in a state that doesn't have an income tax. Personally, I'd rather pay less in taxes and not be able to deduct my mortgage.

- Joel
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