taxes Archive

State and Local Tax Deduction (SALT): The Impact by State

The state and local tax (SALT) deduction allows taxpayers to deduct state and local tax payments on their federal tax returns. The new tax law, called the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, instituted a cap on the SALT deduction....

Tax Reform Impact and Home Price Outlook

While the new tax law is already in effect, here we estimate how home prices will trend in 2018 for each state. The new tax law reduces the limit on deductible mortgage debt and limits the deductibility of the...

Eliminating Real Estate Tax Deductions, and The Typical Homeowner

The Effect of Eliminating the State and Local Real Estate Tax Deduction on a Typical Homeowner Undoubtedly, all eyes in Washington are focused on the “Big 6” and the release of the tax reform framework some weeks ago. Under...

Using Your Tax Refund for a Down Payment

Recently GO Banking Rates put out some interesting information in their survey on how Americans spend their tax return. This was a very relevant topic because one thing that comes to mind in reference to potential homebuyers is the...

Simple Tax Code: A Visualization

Visuals are often better than words.  Here’s an example from history: when Vladimir the Great wanted to adopt a religion for his country (around the year 1000), he read and heard of many different religions but had a hard...