How can you calculate the tax benefits of a home equity loan vs a conventional loan with a much lower interest rate where with the conventional loan you cannot deduct the interest charged?
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One very nice incentive for home ownership is that mortgage interest is tax deductible. This means the amount that you pay in interest x your marginal tax rate (I generally assume around 40%, but it depends on your tax bracket) is the amount you will save on your taxes.
The tax deductibility is not unlimited, however, so you should check with your CPA or tax advisor.
If the interest paid on a HELOC is more than on a conventional loan, then you are correct that your tax deductibility will be higher... but so will the cost in interest fees. Typically, you will want the loan with the lowest rate, points and fees. For most homeowners, this is achieved by getting a full first mortgage.
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