The Geographic Distribution of the Mortgage Interest Deduction

The Geographic Distribution of the Mortgage Interest Deduction

Geographic Distribution of the Mortgage Interest Deduction

With changes to federal tax expenditures under consideration, data showing the current geographic distribution of the mortgage interest deduction — one of the largest tax expenditures — are key to understanding how federal tax decisions would affect the states. These maps show that mortgage interest claim rates and average deductions vary widely both across and within states.

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    U.S. average:
    Note: Map has been updated using 2011 data.
    Source: Analysis of IRS data

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