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2013-03-04 14:30:07
Tax Help Available for Utah Homeowners

Professional Utah real estate manScreen shot from House Logicby Joel Carson
President/Principal Broker
Utah Real Estate P.C.

Dare I say the “T-word?” Taxes are never a fun subject, but Utah homeowners can take heart in a little extra tax help this season. You’ll find it at HouseLogic.com! A product of the National Association of Realtors, this website is an award-winning website for homeowners everywhere.

Look for HouseLogic’s “Homeowner’s Guide to Taxes” to determine which tax benefits will help homeowners most whether you own a Salt Lake home, Bountiful home, Park City home or a home in Timbuktu!

On this website you’ll learn all about mortgage interest deductions, energy tax credits and tax strategies that really will knock hundreds to thousands of dollars off your tax bill.

With ever-changing tax laws it’s easy for homeowners to make costly mistakes on their taxes. Be sure to read, “9 Easy Mistakes Home Owners Make on Their Taxes.” Read this section before beginning your taxes so you’ll see the red flags that crop up along the way. Some common Utah home owner mistakes include:

  • deducting the wrong year for property taxes
  • confusing the escrow amount for actual property taxes paid
  • neglecting to take the private mortgage insurance deduction

Have you made energy-efficient home improvements to your South Jordan home? You just might be eligible for certain tax credits.

If you were forced to succumb to the financial pressures thousands of American’s faced last year, you might have been forced into a short sale or foreclosure. Great news: You don’t have to pay income tax on the forgiven debt if the mortgage was secured by a principal residence and the total amount of the outstanding debt is not more than the original purchase price plus improvements, according to HouseLogic.com.

Farmington home owners (and all home owners nationwide) will learn:

 How to Deduct PMI
 How to Deduct Mortgage Interest and Equity Loan Costs
 How to Amend Your Tax Return
 How to Claim Your 2012 Energy Tax Credits

HouseLogic is a free source of information. Tools from the National Association of Realtors help homeowners make smart decisions and take responsible actions to maintain, protect, and enhance the value of their home. HouseLogic helps homeowners plan and organize their home projects and provides timely articles and news; home improvement advice and how-tos; and information about taxes, home finances, and insurance, according to the NAR.

Go ahead and take a look at this incredible resource! I hope you find it as helpful as I did.

Now is a great time to buy a Sale Lake City, UT home or a Utah home anywhere in the state. Please take time to browse a detailed listing of Utah homes for sale anytime online at www.allutahhomes.com. Have questions? Call me at 801-673-3333.

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