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I own a home (for which I deduct interest income). This home is on leased land. Therefore, in addition to the mortgage on the home, I pay for the lease on the land (in addition to paying taxes on both the land and the home).

Massachusetts allows a 50% rental deduction. Can I claim the money I have to pay in land lease as this deduction?

In other words, since I am "renting" the land, as opposed to say, renting an apartment, can these two scenarios be treated the same?

Wendy
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