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File for extension 2012 taxes 23. File for extension 2012 taxes   Interest Expense Table of Contents Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Home Mortgage InterestAmount Deductible Points Mortgage Insurance Premiums Form 1098, Mortgage Interest Statement Investment InterestInvestment Property Allocation of Interest Expense Limit on Deduction Items You Cannot DeductPersonal Interest Allocation of Interest How To ReportMore than one borrower. File for extension 2012 taxes Mortgage proceeds used for business or investment. File for extension 2012 taxes Introduction This chapter discusses what interest expenses you can deduct. File for extension 2012 taxes Interest is the amount you pay for the use of borrowed money. File for extension 2012 taxes The following are types of interest you can deduct as itemized deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040). File for extension 2012 taxes Home mortgage interest, including certain points and mortgage insurance premiums. File for extension 2012 taxes Investment interest. File for extension 2012 taxes This chapter explains these deductions. File for extension 2012 taxes It also explains where to deduct other types of interest and lists some types of interest you cannot deduct. File for extension 2012 taxes Use Table 23-1 to find out where to get more information on various types of interest, including investment interest. File for extension 2012 taxes Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 936 Home Mortgage Interest Deduction 550 Investment Income and Expenses Home Mortgage Interest Generally, home mortgage interest is any interest you pay on a loan secured by your home (main home or a second home). File for extension 2012 taxes The loan may be a mortgage to buy your home, a second mortgage, a line of credit, or a home equity loan. File for extension 2012 taxes You can deduct home mortgage interest if all the following conditions are met. File for extension 2012 taxes You file Form 1040 and itemize deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040). File for extension 2012 taxes The mortgage is a secured debt on a qualified home in which you have an ownership interest. File for extension 2012 taxes (Generally, your mortgage is a secured debt if you put your home up as collateral to protect the interest of the lender. File for extension 2012 taxes The term “qualified home” means your main home or second home. File for extension 2012 taxes For details, see Publication 936. File for extension 2012 taxes )  Both you and the lender must intend that the loan be repaid. File for extension 2012 taxes Amount Deductible In most cases, you can deduct all of your home mortgage interest. File for extension 2012 taxes How much you can deduct depends on the date of the mortgage, the amount of the mortgage, and how you use the mortgage proceeds. File for extension 2012 taxes Fully deductible interest. File for extension 2012 taxes   If all of your mortgages fit into one or more of the following three categories at all times during the year, you can deduct all of the interest on those mortgages. File for extension 2012 taxes (If any one mortgage fits into more than one category, add the debt that fits in each category to your other debt in the same category. File for extension 2012 taxes )   The three categories are as follows: Mortgages you took out on or before October 13, 1987 (called grandfathered debt). File for extension 2012 taxes Mortgages you took out after October 13, 1987, to buy, build, or improve your home (called home acquisition debt), but only if throughout 2013 these mortgages plus any grandfathered debt totaled $1 million or less ($500,000 or less if married filing separately). File for extension 2012 taxes Mortgages you took out after October 13, 1987, other than to buy, build, or improve your home (called home equity debt), but only if throughout 2013 these mortgages totaled $100,000 or less ($50,000 or less if married filing separately) and totaled no more than the fair market value of your home reduced by (1) and (2). File for extension 2012 taxes The dollar limits for the second and third categories apply to the combined mortgages on your main home and second home. File for extension 2012 taxes   See Part II of Publication 936 for more detailed definitions of grandfathered, home acquisition, and home equity debt. File for extension 2012 taxes    You can use Figure 23-A to check whether your home mortgage interest is fully deductible. File for extension 2012 taxes Figure 23-A. File for extension 2012 taxes Is My Home Mortgage Interest Fully Deductible? Please click here for the text description of the image. File for extension 2012 taxes Figure 23-A. File for extension 2012 taxes Is My Interest Fully Deductible? Limits on deduction. File for extension 2012 taxes   You cannot fully deduct interest on a mortgage that does not fit into any of the three categories listed earlier. File for extension 2012 taxes If this applies to you, see Part II of Publication 936 to figure the amount of interest you can deduct. File for extension 2012 taxes Special Situations This section describes certain items that can be included as home mortgage interest and others that cannot. File for extension 2012 taxes It also describes certain special situations that may affect your deduction. File for extension 2012 taxes Late payment charge on mortgage payment. File for extension 2012 taxes   You can deduct as home mortgage interest a late payment charge if it was not for a specific service performed in connection with your mortgage loan. File for extension 2012 taxes Mortgage prepayment penalty. File for extension 2012 taxes   If you pay off your home mortgage early, you may have to pay a penalty. File for extension 2012 taxes You can deduct that penalty as home mortgage interest provided the penalty is not for a specific service performed or cost incurred in connection with your mortgage loan. File for extension 2012 taxes Sale of home. File for extension 2012 taxes   If you sell your home, you can deduct your home mortgage interest (subject to any limits that apply) paid up to, but not including, the date of sale. File for extension 2012 taxes Example. File for extension 2012 taxes John and Peggy Harris sold their home on May 7. File for extension 2012 taxes Through April 30, they made home mortgage interest payments of $1,220. File for extension 2012 taxes The settlement sheet for the sale of the home showed $50 interest for the 6-day period in May up to, but not including, the date of sale. File for extension 2012 taxes Their mortgage interest deduction is $1,270 ($1,220 + $50). File for extension 2012 taxes Prepaid interest. File for extension 2012 taxes   If you pay interest in advance for a period that goes beyond the end of the tax year, you must spread this interest over the tax years to which it applies. File for extension 2012 taxes You can deduct in each year only the interest that qualifies as home mortgage interest for that year. File for extension 2012 taxes However, there is an exception that applies to points, discussed later. File for extension 2012 taxes Mortgage interest credit. File for extension 2012 taxes   You may be able to claim a mortgage interest credit if you were issued a mortgage credit certificate (MCC) by a state or local government. File for extension 2012 taxes Figure the credit on Form 8396, Mortgage Interest Credit. File for extension 2012 taxes If you take this credit, you must reduce your mortgage interest deduction by the amount of the credit. File for extension 2012 taxes   For more information on the credit, see chapter 37. File for extension 2012 taxes Ministers' and military housing allowance. File for extension 2012 taxes   If you are a minister or a member of the uniformed services and receive a housing allowance that is not taxable, you can still deduct your home mortgage interest. File for extension 2012 taxes Hardest Hit Fund and Emergency Homeowners' Loan Programs. File for extension 2012 taxes   You can use a special method to compute your deduction for mortgage interest and real estate taxes on your main home if you meet the following two conditions. File for extension 2012 taxes You received assistance under: A State Housing Finance Agency (State HFA) Hardest Hit Fund program in which program payments could be used to pay mortgage interest, or An Emergency Homeowners' Loan Program administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) or a state. File for extension 2012 taxes You meet the rules to deduct all of the mortgage interest on your loan and all of the real estate taxes on your main home. File for extension 2012 taxes If you meet these tests, then you can deduct all of the payments you actually made during the year to your mortgage servicer, the State HFA, or HUD on the home mortgage (including the amount shown on box 3 of Form 1098-MA, Mortgage Assistance Payments), but not more than the sum of the amounts shown on Form 1098, Mortgage Interest Statement, in box 1 (mortgage interest received from payer(s) / borrower(s)), box 4 (mortgage insurance premiums) and box 5 (real property taxes). File for extension 2012 taxes However, you are not required to use this special method to compute your deduction for mortgage interest and real estate taxes on your main home. File for extension 2012 taxes Mortgage assistance payments under section 235 of the National Housing Act. File for extension 2012 taxes   If you qualify for mortgage assistance payments for lower-income families under section 235 of the National Housing Act, part or all of the interest on your mortgage may be paid for you. File for extension 2012 taxes You cannot deduct the interest that is paid for you. File for extension 2012 taxes No other effect on taxes. File for extension 2012 taxes   Do not include these mortgage assistance payments in your income. File for extension 2012 taxes Also, do not use these payments to reduce other deductions, such as real estate taxes. File for extension 2012 taxes Divorced or separated individuals. File for extension 2012 taxes   If a divorce or separation agreement requires you or your spouse or former spouse to pay home mortgage interest on a home owned by both of you, the payment of interest may be alimony. File for extension 2012 taxes See the discussion of Payments for jointly-owned home in chapter 18. File for extension 2012 taxes Redeemable ground rents. File for extension 2012 taxes   If you make annual or periodic rental payments on a redeemable ground rent, you can deduct them as mortgage interest. File for extension 2012 taxes   Payments made to end the lease and to buy the lessor's entire interest in the land are not deductible as mortgage interest. File for extension 2012 taxes For more information, see Publication 936. File for extension 2012 taxes Nonredeemable ground rents. File for extension 2012 taxes   Payments on a nonredeemable ground rent are not mortgage interest. File for extension 2012 taxes You can deduct them as rent if they are a business expense or if they are for rental property. File for extension 2012 taxes Reverse mortgages. File for extension 2012 taxes   A reverse mortgage is a loan where the lender pays you (in a lump sum, a monthly advance, a line of credit, or a combination of all three) while you continue to live in your home. File for extension 2012 taxes With a reverse mortgage, you retain title to your home. File for extension 2012 taxes Depending on the plan, your reverse mortgage becomes due with interest when you move, sell your home, reach the end of a pre-selected loan period, or die. File for extension 2012 taxes Because reverse mortgages are considered loan advances and not income, the amount you receive is not taxable. File for extension 2012 taxes Any interest (including original issue discount) accrued on a reverse mortgage is not deductible until the loan is paid in full. File for extension 2012 taxes Your deduction may be limited because a reverse mortgage loan generally is subject to the limit on Home Equity Debt discussed in Publication 936. File for extension 2012 taxes Rental payments. File for extension 2012 taxes   If you live in a house before final settlement on the purchase, any payments you make for that period are rent and not interest. File for extension 2012 taxes This is true even if the settlement papers call them interest. File for extension 2012 taxes You cannot deduct these payments as home mortgage interest. File for extension 2012 taxes Mortgage proceeds invested in tax-exempt securities. File for extension 2012 taxes   You cannot deduct the home mortgage interest on grandfathered debt or home equity debt if you used the proceeds of the mortgage to buy securities or certificates that produce tax-free income. File for extension 2012 taxes “Grandfathered debt” and “home equity debt” are defined earlier under Amount Deductible. File for extension 2012 taxes Refunds of interest. File for extension 2012 taxes   If you receive a refund of interest in the same tax year you paid it, you must reduce your interest expense by the amount refunded to you. File for extension 2012 taxes If you receive a refund of interest you deducted in an earlier year, you generally must include the refund in income in the year you receive it. File for extension 2012 taxes However, you need to include it only up to the amount of the deduction that reduced your tax in the earlier year. File for extension 2012 taxes This is true whether the interest overcharge was refunded to you or was used to reduce the outstanding principal on your mortgage. File for extension 2012 taxes    If you received a refund of interest you overpaid in an earlier year, you generally will receive a Form 1098, Mortgage Interest Statement, showing the refund in box 3. File for extension 2012 taxes For information about Form 1098, see Form 1098, Mortgage Interest Statement , later. File for extension 2012 taxes   For more information on how to treat refunds of interest deducted in earlier years, see Recoveries in chapter 12. File for extension 2012 taxes Points The term “points” is used to describe certain charges paid, or treated as paid, by a borrower to obtain a home mortgage. File for extension 2012 taxes Points may also be called loan origination fees, maximum loan charges, loan discount, or discount points. File for extension 2012 taxes A borrower is treated as paying any points that a home seller pays for the borrower's mortgage. File for extension 2012 taxes See Points paid by the seller , later. File for extension 2012 taxes General Rule You generally cannot deduct the full amount of points in the year paid. File for extension 2012 taxes Because they are prepaid interest, you generally deduct them ratably over the life (term) of the mortgage. File for extension 2012 taxes See Deduction Allowed Ratably , next. File for extension 2012 taxes For exceptions to the general rule, see Deduction Allowed in Year Paid , later. File for extension 2012 taxes Deduction Allowed Ratably If you do not meet the tests listed under Deduction Allowed in Year Paid , later, the loan is not a home improvement loan, or you choose not to deduct your points in full in the year paid, you can deduct the points ratably (equally) over the life of the loan if you meet all the following tests. File for extension 2012 taxes You use the cash method of accounting. File for extension 2012 taxes This means you report income in the year you receive it and deduct expenses in the year you pay them. File for extension 2012 taxes Most individuals use this method. File for extension 2012 taxes Your loan is secured by a home. File for extension 2012 taxes (The home does not need to be your main home. File for extension 2012 taxes ) Your loan period is not more than 30 years. File for extension 2012 taxes If your loan period is more than 10 years, the terms of your loan are the same as other loans offered in your area for the same or longer period. File for extension 2012 taxes Either your loan amount is $250,000 or less, or the number of points is not more than: 4, if your loan period is 15 years or less, or 6, if your loan period is more than 15 years. File for extension 2012 taxes Deduction Allowed in Year Paid You can fully deduct points in the year paid if you meet all the following tests. File for extension 2012 taxes (You can use Figure 23-B as a quick guide to see whether your points are fully deductible in the year paid. File for extension 2012 taxes ) Your loan is secured by your main home. File for extension 2012 taxes (Your main home is the one you ordinarily live in most of the time. File for extension 2012 taxes ) Paying points is an established business practice in the area where the loan was made. File for extension 2012 taxes The points paid were not more than the points generally charged in that area. File for extension 2012 taxes You use the cash method of accounting. File for extension 2012 taxes This means you report income in the year you receive it and deduct expenses in the year you pay them. File for extension 2012 taxes (If you want more information about this method, see Accounting Methods in chapter 1. File for extension 2012 taxes ) The points were not paid in place of amounts that ordinarily are stated separately on the settlement statement, such as appraisal fees, inspection fees, title fees, attorney fees, and property taxes. File for extension 2012 taxes The funds you provided at or before closing, plus any points the seller paid, were at least as much as the points charged. File for extension 2012 taxes The funds you provided are not required to have been applied to the points. File for extension 2012 taxes They can include a down payment, an escrow deposit, earnest money, and other funds you paid at or before closing for any purpose. File for extension 2012 taxes You cannot have borrowed these funds from your lender or mortgage broker. File for extension 2012 taxes You use your loan to buy or build your main home. File for extension 2012 taxes The points were computed as a percentage of the principal amount of the mortgage. File for extension 2012 taxes The amount is clearly shown on the settlement statement (such as the Settlement Statement, Form HUD-1) as points charged for the mortgage. File for extension 2012 taxes The points may be shown as paid from either your funds or the seller's. File for extension 2012 taxes Figure 23-B. File for extension 2012 taxes Are My Points Fully Deductible This Year? Please click here for the text description of the image. File for extension 2012 taxes Figure 23-B. File for extension 2012 taxes Are My Points Fully Deductible This Year? Note. File for extension 2012 taxes If you meet all of these tests, you can choose to either fully deduct the points in the year paid, or deduct them over the life of the loan. File for extension 2012 taxes Home improvement loan. File for extension 2012 taxes   You can also fully deduct in the year paid points paid on a loan to improve your main home, if tests (1) through (6) are met. File for extension 2012 taxes Second home. File for extension 2012 taxes You cannot fully deduct in the year paid points you pay on loans secured by your second home. File for extension 2012 taxes You can deduct these points only over the life of the loan. File for extension 2012 taxes Refinancing. File for extension 2012 taxes   Generally, points you pay to refinance a mortgage are not deductible in full in the year you pay them. File for extension 2012 taxes This is true even if the new mortgage is secured by your main home. File for extension 2012 taxes   However, if you use part of the refinanced mortgage proceeds to improve your main home and you meet the first 6 tests listed under Deduction Allowed in Year Paid , earlier, you can fully deduct the part of the points related to the improvement in the year you paid them with your own funds. File for extension 2012 taxes You can deduct the rest of the points over the life of the loan. File for extension 2012 taxes Example 1. File for extension 2012 taxes In 1998, Bill Fields got a mortgage to buy a home. File for extension 2012 taxes In 2013, Bill refinanced that mortgage with a 15-year $100,000 mortgage loan. File for extension 2012 taxes The mortgage is secured by his home. File for extension 2012 taxes To get the new loan, he had to pay three points ($3,000). File for extension 2012 taxes Two points ($2,000) were for prepaid interest, and one point ($1,000) was charged for services, in place of amounts that ordinarily are stated separately on the settlement statement. File for extension 2012 taxes Bill paid the points out of his private funds, rather than out of the proceeds of the new loan. File for extension 2012 taxes The payment of points is an established practice in the area, and the points charged are not more than the amount generally charged there. File for extension 2012 taxes Bill's first payment on the new loan was due July 1. File for extension 2012 taxes He made six payments on the loan in 2013 and is a cash basis taxpayer. File for extension 2012 taxes Bill used the funds from the new mortgage to repay his existing mortgage. File for extension 2012 taxes Although the new mortgage loan was for Bill's continued ownership of his main home, it was not for the purchase or improvement of that home. File for extension 2012 taxes He cannot deduct all of the points in 2013. File for extension 2012 taxes He can deduct two points ($2,000) ratably over the life of the loan. File for extension 2012 taxes He deducts $67 [($2,000 ÷ 180 months) × 6 payments] of the points in 2013. File for extension 2012 taxes The other point ($1,000) was a fee for services and is not deductible. File for extension 2012 taxes Example 2. File for extension 2012 taxes The facts are the same as in Example 1, except that Bill used $25,000 of the loan proceeds to improve his home and $75,000 to repay his existing mortgage. File for extension 2012 taxes Bill deducts 25% ($25,000 ÷ $100,000) of the points ($2,000) in 2013. File for extension 2012 taxes His deduction is $500 ($2,000 × 25%). File for extension 2012 taxes Bill also deducts the ratable part of the remaining $1,500 ($2,000 − $500) that must be spread over the life of the loan. File for extension 2012 taxes This is $50 [($1,500 ÷ 180 months) × 6 payments] in 2013. File for extension 2012 taxes The total amount Bill deducts in 2013 is $550 ($500 + $50). File for extension 2012 taxes Special Situations This section describes certain special situations that may affect your deduction of points. File for extension 2012 taxes Original issue discount. File for extension 2012 taxes   If you do not qualify to either deduct the points in the year paid or deduct them ratably over the life of the loan, or if you choose not to use either of these methods, the points reduce the issue price of the loan. File for extension 2012 taxes This reduction results in original issue discount, which is discussed in chapter 4 of Publication 535. File for extension 2012 taxes Amounts charged for services. File for extension 2012 taxes   Amounts charged by the lender for specific services connected to the loan are not interest. File for extension 2012 taxes Examples of these charges are: Appraisal fees, Notary fees, and Preparation costs for the mortgage note or deed of trust. File for extension 2012 taxes You cannot deduct these amounts as points either in the year paid or over the life of the mortgage. File for extension 2012 taxes Points paid by the seller. File for extension 2012 taxes   The term “points” includes loan placement fees that the seller pays to the lender to arrange financing for the buyer. File for extension 2012 taxes Treatment by seller. File for extension 2012 taxes   The seller cannot deduct these fees as interest. File for extension 2012 taxes But they are a selling expense that reduces the amount realized by the seller. File for extension 2012 taxes See chapter 15 for information on selling your home. File for extension 2012 taxes Treatment by buyer. File for extension 2012 taxes    The buyer reduces the basis of the home by the amount of the seller-paid points and treats the points as if he or she had paid them. File for extension 2012 taxes If all the tests under Deduction Allowed in Year Paid , earlier, are met, the buyer can deduct the points in the year paid. File for extension 2012 taxes If any of those tests are not met, the buyer deducts the points over the life of the loan. File for extension 2012 taxes   For information about basis, see chapter 13. File for extension 2012 taxes Funds provided are less than points. File for extension 2012 taxes   If you meet all the tests in Deduction Allowed in Year Paid , earlier, except that the funds you provided were less than the points charged to you (test (6)), you can deduct the points in the year paid, up to the amount of funds you provided. File for extension 2012 taxes In addition, you can deduct any points paid by the seller. File for extension 2012 taxes Example 1. File for extension 2012 taxes When you took out a $100,000 mortgage loan to buy your home in December, you were charged one point ($1,000). File for extension 2012 taxes You meet all the tests for deducting points in the year paid, except the only funds you provided were a $750 down payment. File for extension 2012 taxes Of the $1,000 charged for points, you can deduct $750 in the year paid. File for extension 2012 taxes You spread the remaining $250 over the life of the mortgage. File for extension 2012 taxes Example 2. File for extension 2012 taxes The facts are the same as in Example 1, except that the person who sold you your home also paid one point ($1,000) to help you get your mortgage. File for extension 2012 taxes In the year paid, you can deduct $1,750 ($750 of the amount you were charged plus the $1,000 paid by the seller). File for extension 2012 taxes You spread the remaining $250 over the life of the mortgage. File for extension 2012 taxes You must reduce the basis of your home by the $1,000 paid by the seller. File for extension 2012 taxes Excess points. File for extension 2012 taxes   If you meet all the tests in Deduction Allowed in Year Paid , earlier, except that the points paid were more than generally paid in your area (test (3)), you deduct in the year paid only the points that are generally charged. File for extension 2012 taxes You must spread any additional points over the life of the mortgage. File for extension 2012 taxes Mortgage ending early. File for extension 2012 taxes   If you spread your deduction for points over the life of the mortgage, you can deduct any remaining balance in the year the mortgage ends. File for extension 2012 taxes However, if you refinance the mortgage with the same lender, you cannot deduct any remaining balance of spread points. File for extension 2012 taxes Instead, deduct the remaining balance over the term of the new loan. File for extension 2012 taxes    A mortgage may end early due to a prepayment, refinancing, foreclosure, or similar event. File for extension 2012 taxes Example. File for extension 2012 taxes Dan paid $3,000 in points in 2002 that he had to spread out over the 15-year life of the mortgage. File for extension 2012 taxes He deducts $200 points per year. File for extension 2012 taxes Through 2012, Dan has deducted $2,200 of the points. File for extension 2012 taxes Dan prepaid his mortgage in full in 2013. File for extension 2012 taxes He can deduct the remaining $800 of points in 2013. File for extension 2012 taxes Limits on deduction. File for extension 2012 taxes   You cannot fully deduct points paid on a mortgage unless the mortgage fits into one of the categories listed earlier under Fully deductible interest . File for extension 2012 taxes See Publication 936 for details. File for extension 2012 taxes Mortgage Insurance Premiums You can treat amounts you paid during 2013 for qualified mortgage insurance as home mortgage interest. File for extension 2012 taxes The insurance must be in connection with home acquisition debt and the insurance contract must have been issued after 2006. File for extension 2012 taxes Qualified mortgage insurance. File for extension 2012 taxes   Qualified mortgage insurance is mortgage insurance provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Federal Housing Administration, or the Rural Housing Service, and private mortgage insurance (as defined in section 2 of the Homeowners Protection Act of 1998 as in effect on December 20, 2006). File for extension 2012 taxes   Mortgage insurance provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs is commonly known as a funding fee. File for extension 2012 taxes If provided by the Rural Housing Service, it is commonly known as a guarantee fee. File for extension 2012 taxes These fees can be deducted fully in 2013 if the mortgage insurance contract was issued in 2013. File for extension 2012 taxes Contact the mortgage insurance issuer to determine the deductible amount if it is not reported in box 4 of Form 1098. File for extension 2012 taxes Special rules for prepaid mortgage insurance. File for extension 2012 taxes   Generally, if you paid premiums for qualified mortgage insurance that are allocable to periods after the close of the tax year, such premiums are treated as paid in the period to which they are allocated. File for extension 2012 taxes You must allocate the premiums over the shorter of the stated term of the mortgage or 84 months, beginning with the month the insurance was obtained. File for extension 2012 taxes No deduction is allowed for the unamortized balance if the mortgage is satisfied before its term. File for extension 2012 taxes This paragraph does not apply to qualified mortgage insurance provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs or the Rural Housing Service. File for extension 2012 taxes See the Example below. File for extension 2012 taxes Example. File for extension 2012 taxes Ryan purchased a home in May of 2012 and financed the home with a 15-year mortgage. File for extension 2012 taxes Ryan also prepaid all of the $9,240 in private mortgage insurance required at the time of closing in May. File for extension 2012 taxes Since the $9,240 in private mortgage insurance is allocable to periods after 2012, Ryan must allocate the $9,240 over the shorter of the life of the mortgage or 84 months. File for extension 2012 taxes Ryan's adjusted gross income (AGI) for 2012 is $76,000. File for extension 2012 taxes Ryan can deduct $880 ($9,240 ÷ 84 × 8 months) for qualified mortgage insurance premiums in 2012. File for extension 2012 taxes For 2013, Ryan can deduct $1,320 ($9,240 ÷ 84 × 12 months) if his AGI is $100,000 or less. File for extension 2012 taxes In this example, the mortgage insurance premiums are allocated over 84 months, which is shorter than the life of the mortgage of 15 years (180 months). File for extension 2012 taxes Limit on deduction. File for extension 2012 taxes   If your adjusted gross income on Form 1040, line 38, is more than $100,000 ($50,000 if your filing status is married filing separately), the amount of your mortgage insurance premiums that are otherwise deductible is reduced and may be eliminated. File for extension 2012 taxes See Line 13 in the instructions for Schedule A (Form 1040) and complete the Mortgage Insurance Premiums Deduction Worksheet to figure the amount you can deduct. File for extension 2012 taxes If your adjusted gross income is more than $109,000 ($54,500 if married filing separately), you cannot deduct your mortgage insurance premiums. File for extension 2012 taxes Form 1098, Mortgage Interest Statement If you paid $600 or more of mortgage interest (including certain points and mortgage insurance premiums) during the year on any one mortgage, you generally will receive a Form 1098 or a similar statement from the mortgage holder. File for extension 2012 taxes You will receive the statement if you pay interest to a person (including a financial institution or a cooperative housing corporation) in the course of that person's trade or business. File for extension 2012 taxes A governmental unit is a person for purposes of furnishing the statement. File for extension 2012 taxes The statement for each year should be sent to you by January 31 of the following year. File for extension 2012 taxes A copy of this form will also be sent to the IRS. File for extension 2012 taxes The statement will show the total interest you paid during the year, any mortgage insurance premiums you paid, and if you purchased a main home during the year, it also will show the deductible points paid during the year, including seller-paid points. File for extension 2012 taxes However, it should not show any interest that was paid for you by a government agency. File for extension 2012 taxes As a general rule, Form 1098 will include only points that you can fully deduct in the year paid. File for extension 2012 taxes However, certain points not included on Form 1098 also may be deductible, either in the year paid or over the life of the loan. File for extension 2012 taxes See Points , earlier, to determine whether you can deduct points not shown on Form 1098. File for extension 2012 taxes Prepaid interest on Form 1098. File for extension 2012 taxes   If you prepaid interest in 2013 that accrued in full by January 15, 2014, this prepaid interest may be included in box 1 of Form 1098. File for extension 2012 taxes However, you cannot deduct the prepaid amount for January 2014 in 2013. File for extension 2012 taxes (See Prepaid interest , earlier. File for extension 2012 taxes ) You will have to figure the interest that accrued for 2014 and subtract it from the amount in box 1. File for extension 2012 taxes You will include the interest for January 2014 with the other interest you pay for 2014. File for extension 2012 taxes See How To Report , later. File for extension 2012 taxes Refunded interest. File for extension 2012 taxes   If you received a refund of mortgage interest you overpaid in an earlier year, you generally will receive a Form 1098 showing the refund in box 3. File for extension 2012 taxes See Refunds of interest , earlier. File for extension 2012 taxes Mortgage insurance premiums. File for extension 2012 taxes   The amount of mortgage insurance premiums you paid during 2013 may be shown in box 4 of Form 1098. File for extension 2012 taxes See Mortgage Insurance Premiums, earlier. File for extension 2012 taxes Investment Interest This section discusses interest expenses you may be able to deduct as an investor. File for extension 2012 taxes If you borrow money to buy property you hold for investment, the interest you pay is investment interest. File for extension 2012 taxes You can deduct investment interest subject to the limit discussed later. File for extension 2012 taxes However, you cannot deduct interest you incurred to produce tax-exempt income. File for extension 2012 taxes Nor can you deduct interest expenses on straddles. File for extension 2012 taxes Investment interest does not include any qualified home mortgage interest or any interest taken into account in computing income or loss from a passive activity. File for extension 2012 taxes Investment Property Property held for investment includes property that produces interest, dividends, annuities, or royalties not derived in the ordinary course of a trade or business. File for extension 2012 taxes It also includes property that produces gain or loss (not derived in the ordinary course of a trade or business) from the sale or trade of property producing these types of income or held for investment (other than an interest in a passive activity). File for extension 2012 taxes Investment property also includes an interest in a trade or business activity in which you did not materially participate (other than a passive activity). File for extension 2012 taxes Partners, shareholders, and beneficiaries. File for extension 2012 taxes   To determine your investment interest, combine your share of investment interest from a partnership, S corporation, estate, or trust with your other investment interest. File for extension 2012 taxes Allocation of Interest Expense If you borrow money for business or personal purposes as well as for investment, you must allocate the debt among those purposes. File for extension 2012 taxes Only the interest expense on the part of the debt used for investment purposes is treated as investment interest. File for extension 2012 taxes The allocation is not affected by the use of property that secures the debt. File for extension 2012 taxes Limit on Deduction Generally, your deduction for investment interest expense is limited to the amount of your net investment income. File for extension 2012 taxes You can carry over the amount of investment interest that you could not deduct because of this limit to the next tax year. File for extension 2012 taxes The interest carried over is treated as investment interest paid or accrued in that next year. File for extension 2012 taxes You can carry over disallowed investment interest to the next tax year even if it is more than your taxable income in the year the interest was paid or accrued. File for extension 2012 taxes Net Investment Income Determine the amount of your net investment income by subtracting your investment expenses (other than interest expense) from your investment income. File for extension 2012 taxes Investment income. File for extension 2012 taxes    This generally includes your gross income from property held for investment (such as interest, dividends, annuities, and royalties). File for extension 2012 taxes Investment income does not include Alaska Permanent Fund dividends. File for extension 2012 taxes It also does not include qualified dividends or net capital gain unless you choose to include them. File for extension 2012 taxes Choosing to include qualified dividends. File for extension 2012 taxes   Investment income generally does not include qualified dividends, discussed in chapter 8. File for extension 2012 taxes However, you can choose to include all or part of your qualified dividends in investment income. File for extension 2012 taxes   You make this choice by completing Form 4952, line 4g, according to its instructions. File for extension 2012 taxes   If you choose to include any amount of your qualified dividends in investment income, you must reduce your qualified dividends that are eligible for the lower capital gains tax rates by the same amount. File for extension 2012 taxes Choosing to include net capital gain. File for extension 2012 taxes   Investment income generally does not include net capital gain from disposing of investment property (including capital gain distributions from mutual funds). File for extension 2012 taxes However, you can choose to include all or part of your net capital gain in investment income. File for extension 2012 taxes    You make this choice by completing Form 4952, line 4g, according to its instructions. File for extension 2012 taxes   If you choose to include any amount of your net capital gain in investment income, you must reduce your net capital gain that is eligible for the lower capital gains tax rates by the same amount. File for extension 2012 taxes    Before making either choice, consider the overall effect on your tax liability. File for extension 2012 taxes Compare your tax if you make one or both of these choices with your tax if you do not. File for extension 2012 taxes Investment income of child reported on parent's return. File for extension 2012 taxes    Investment income includes the part of your child's interest and dividend income that you choose to report on your return. File for extension 2012 taxes If the child does not have qualified dividends, Alaska Permanent Fund dividends, or capital gain distributions, this is the amount on line 6 of Form 8814, Parents' Election To Report Child's Interest and Dividends. File for extension 2012 taxes Child's qualified dividends. File for extension 2012 taxes   If part of the amount you report is your child's qualified dividends, that part (which is reported on Form 1040, line 9b) generally does not count as investment income. File for extension 2012 taxes However, you can choose to include all or part of it in investment income, as explained under Choosing to include qualified dividends , earlier. File for extension 2012 taxes   Your investment income also includes the amount on Form 8814, line 12 (or, if applicable, the reduced amount figured next under Child's Alaska Permanent Fund dividends). File for extension 2012 taxes Child's Alaska Permanent Fund dividends. File for extension 2012 taxes   If part of the amount you report is your child's Alaska Permanent Fund dividends, that part does not count as investment income. File for extension 2012 taxes To figure the amount of your child's income that you can consider your investment income, start with the amount on Form 8814, line 6. File for extension 2012 taxes Multiply that amount by a percentage that is equal to the Alaska Permanent Fund dividends divided by the total amount on Form 8814, line 4. File for extension 2012 taxes Subtract the result from the amount on Form 8814, line 12. File for extension 2012 taxes Child's capital gain distributions. File for extension 2012 taxes    If part of the amount you report is your child's capital gain distributions, that part (which is reported on Schedule D, line 13, or Form 1040, line 13) generally does not count as investment income. File for extension 2012 taxes However, you can choose to include all or part of it in investment income, as explained in Choosing to include net capital gain , earlier. File for extension 2012 taxes   Your investment income also includes the amount on Form 8814, line 12 (or, if applicable, the reduced amount figured under Child's Alaska Permanent Fund dividends , earlier). File for extension 2012 taxes Investment expenses. File for extension 2012 taxes   Investment expenses are your allowed deductions (other than interest expense) directly connected with the production of investment income. File for extension 2012 taxes Investment expenses that are included as a miscellaneous itemized deduction on Schedule A (Form 1040) are allowable deductions after applying the 2% limit that applies to miscellaneous itemized deductions. File for extension 2012 taxes Use the smaller of: The investment expenses included on Schedule A (Form 1040), line 23, or The amount on Schedule A, line 27. File for extension 2012 taxes Losses from passive activities. File for extension 2012 taxes   Income or expenses that you used in computing income or loss from a passive activity are not included in determining your investment income or investment expenses (including investment interest expense). File for extension 2012 taxes See Publication 925, Passive Activity and At-Risk Rules, for information about passive activities. File for extension 2012 taxes Form 4952 Use Form 4952, Investment Interest Expense Deduction, to figure your deduction for investment interest. File for extension 2012 taxes Exception to use of Form 4952. File for extension 2012 taxes   You do not have to complete Form 4952 or attach it to your return if you meet all of the following tests. File for extension 2012 taxes Your investment interest expense is not more than your investment income from interest and ordinary dividends minus any qualified dividends. File for extension 2012 taxes You do not have any other deductible investment expenses. File for extension 2012 taxes You have no carryover of investment interest expense from 2012. File for extension 2012 taxes If you meet all of these tests, you can deduct all of your investment interest. File for extension 2012 taxes More Information For more information on investment interest, see Interest Expenses in chapter 3 of Publication 550. File for extension 2012 taxes Items You Cannot Deduct Some interest payments are not deductible. File for extension 2012 taxes Certain expenses similar to interest also are not deductible. File for extension 2012 taxes Nondeductible expenses include the following items. File for extension 2012 taxes Personal interest (discussed later). File for extension 2012 taxes Service charges (however, see Other Expenses (Line 23) in chapter 28). File for extension 2012 taxes Annual fees for credit cards. File for extension 2012 taxes Loan fees. File for extension 2012 taxes Credit investigation fees. File for extension 2012 taxes Interest to purchase or carry tax-exempt securities. File for extension 2012 taxes Penalties. File for extension 2012 taxes   You cannot deduct fines and penalties paid to a government for violations of law, regardless of their nature. File for extension 2012 taxes Personal Interest Personal interest is not deductible. File for extension 2012 taxes Personal interest is any interest that is not home mortgage interest, investment interest, business interest, or other deductible interest. File for extension 2012 taxes It includes the following items. File for extension 2012 taxes Interest on car loans (unless you use the car for business). File for extension 2012 taxes Interest on federal, state, or local income tax. File for extension 2012 taxes Finance charges on credit cards, retail installment contracts, and revolving charge accounts incurred for personal expenses. File for extension 2012 taxes Late payment charges by a public utility. File for extension 2012 taxes You may be able to deduct interest you pay on a qualified student loan. File for extension 2012 taxes For details, see Publication 970, Tax Benefits for Education. File for extension 2012 taxes Allocation of Interest If you use the proceeds of a loan for more than one purpose (for example, personal and business), you must allocate the interest on the loan to each use. File for extension 2012 taxes However, you do not have to allocate home mortgage interest if it is fully deductible, regardless of how the funds are used. File for extension 2012 taxes You allocate interest (other than fully deductible home mortgage interest) on a loan in the same way as the loan itself is allocated. File for extension 2012 taxes You do this by tracing disbursements of the debt proceeds to specific uses. File for extension 2012 taxes For details on how to do this, see chapter 4 of Publication 535. File for extension 2012 taxes How To Report You must file Form 1040 to deduct any home mortgage interest expense on your tax return. File for extension 2012 taxes Where you deduct your interest expense generally depends on how you use the loan proceeds. File for extension 2012 taxes See Table 23-1 for a summary of where to deduct your interest expense. File for extension 2012 taxes Home mortgage interest and points. File for extension 2012 taxes   Deduct the home mortgage interest and points reported to you on Form 1098 on Schedule A (Form 1040), line 10. File for extension 2012 taxes If you paid more deductible interest to the financial institution than the amount shown on Form 1098, show the larger deductible amount on line 10. File for extension 2012 taxes Attach a statement explaining the difference and print “See attached” next to line 10. File for extension 2012 taxes    Deduct home mortgage interest that was not reported to you on Form 1098 on Schedule A (Form 1040), line 11. File for extension 2012 taxes If you paid home mortgage interest to the person from whom you bought your home, show that person's name, address, and taxpayer identification number (TIN) on the dotted lines next to line 11. File for extension 2012 taxes The seller must give you this number and you must give the seller your TIN. File for extension 2012 taxes A Form W-9, Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification, can be used for this purpose. File for extension 2012 taxes Failure to meet any of these requirements may result in a $50 penalty for each failure. File for extension 2012 taxes The TIN can be either a social security number, an individual taxpayer identification number (issued by the Internal Revenue Service), or an employer identification number. File for extension 2012 taxes See Social Security Number (SSN) in chapter 1 for more information about TINs. File for extension 2012 taxes    If you can take a deduction for points that were not reported to you on Form 1098, deduct those points on Schedule A (Form 1040), line 12. File for extension 2012 taxes   Deduct mortgage insurance premiums on Schedule A (Form 1040), line 13. File for extension 2012 taxes More than one borrower. File for extension 2012 taxes   If you and at least one other person (other than your spouse if you file a joint return) were liable for and paid interest on a mortgage that was for your home, and the other person received a Form 1098 showing the interest that was paid during the year, attach a statement to your return explaining this. File for extension 2012 taxes Show how much of the interest each of you paid, and give the name and address of the person who received the form. File for extension 2012 taxes Deduct your share of the interest on Schedule A (Form 1040), line 11, and print “See attached” next to the line. File for extension 2012 taxes Also, deduct your share of any qualified mortgage insurance premiums on Schedule A (Form 1040), line 13. File for extension 2012 taxes   Similarly, if you are the payer of record on a mortgage on which there are other borrowers entitled to a deduction for the interest shown on the Form 1098 you received, deduct only your share of the interest on Schedule A (Form 1040), line 10. File for extension 2012 taxes You should let each of the other borrowers know what his or her share is. File for extension 2012 taxes Mortgage proceeds used for business or investment. File for extension 2012 taxes    If your home mortgage interest deduction is limited, but all or part of the mortgage proceeds were used for business, investment, or other deductible activities, see Table 23-1. File for extension 2012 taxes It shows where to deduct the part of your excess interest that is for those activities. File for extension 2012 taxes Investment interest. File for extension 2012 taxes    Deduct investment interest, subject to certain limits discussed in Publication 550, on Schedule A (Form 1040), line 14. File for extension 2012 taxes Amortization of bond premium. File for extension 2012 taxes   There are various ways to treat the premium you pay to buy taxable bonds. File for extension 2012 taxes See Bond Premium Amortization in Publication 550. File for extension 2012 taxes Income-producing rental or royalty interest. File for extension 2012 taxes   Deduct interest on a loan for income-producing rental or royalty property that is not used in your business in Part I of Schedule E (Form 1040). File for extension 2012 taxes Example. File for extension 2012 taxes You rent out part of your home and borrow money to make repairs. File for extension 2012 taxes You can deduct only the interest payment for the rented part in Part I of Schedule E (Form 1040). File for extension 2012 taxes Deduct the rest of the interest payment on Schedule A (Form 1040) if it is deductible home mortgage interest. File for extension 2012 taxes Table 23-1. File for extension 2012 taxes Where To Deduct Your Interest Expense IF you have . File for extension 2012 taxes . File for extension 2012 taxes . File for extension 2012 taxes THEN deduct it on . File for extension 2012 taxes . File for extension 2012 taxes . File for extension 2012 taxes AND for more information go to . File for extension 2012 taxes . File for extension 2012 taxes . File for extension 2012 taxes deductible student loan interest Form 1040, line 33, or Form 1040A, line 18 Publication 970. File for extension 2012 taxes deductible home mortgage interest and points reported on Form 1098 Schedule A (Form 1040), line 10 Publication 936. File for extension 2012 taxes deductible home mortgage interest not reported on Form 1098 Schedule A (Form 1040), line 11 Publication 936. File for extension 2012 taxes deductible points not reported on Form 1098 Schedule A (Form 1040), line 12 Publication 936. File for extension 2012 taxes deductible mortgage insurance premiums Schedule A (Form 1040), line 13 Publication 936. File for extension 2012 taxes deductible investment interest (other than incurred to produce rents or royalties) Schedule A (Form 1040), line 14 Publication 550. File for extension 2012 taxes deductible business interest (non-farm) Schedule C or C-EZ (Form 1040) Publication 535. File for extension 2012 taxes deductible farm business interest Schedule F (Form 1040) Publications 225 and 535. File for extension 2012 taxes deductible interest incurred to produce rents or royalties Schedule E (Form 1040) Publications 527 and 535. File for extension 2012 taxes personal interest not deductible. File for extension 2012 taxes Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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Consumer Protection Offices

City, county, regional, and state consumer offices offer a variety of important services. They might mediate complaints, conduct investigations, prosecute offenders of consumer laws, license and regulate professional service providers, provide educational materials and advocate for consumer rights. To save time, call before sending a written complaint. Ask if the office handles the type of complaint you have and if complaint forms are provided.

State Consumer Protection Offices

New York State Department of State

Website: New York State Department of State

Address: New York State Department of State
Division of Consumer Protection
Consumer Assistance Unit

99 Washington Ave.
Albany, NY 12231-0001

Phone Number: 518-474-8583

Toll-free: 1-800-697-1220

Office of the Attorney General- Albany Office

Website: Office of the Attorney General- Albany Office (Utica office of the attorney general)

Address: Office of the Attorney General- Albany Office
Bureau of Consumer Frauds and Protection
State Capitol
Albany, NY 12224-0341

Phone Number: 518-474-5481

Toll-free: 1-800-771-7755 (NY)

TTY: 1-800-788-9898 (TDD)

Office of the Attorney General- New York City Office

Website: Office of the Attorney General- New York City Office (Utica office of the attorney general)

Address: Office of the Attorney General- New York City Office
Bureau of Consumer Frauds and Protection
120 Broadway, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10271-0332

Phone Number: 212-416-8300 212-416-8345 (in Spanish)

Toll-free: 1-800-771-7755 (Hotline)

TTY: 1-800-788-9898 (TDD)

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Regional Consumer Protection Offices

Suffolk Regional Office of the Attorney General

Website: Suffolk Regional Office of the Attorney General (Utica office of the attorney general)

Address: Suffolk Regional Office of the Attorney General
300 Motor Parkway, Suite 230
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Phone Number: 631-231-2401

Toll-free: 1-800-771-7755 (Consumer Helpline)

TTY: 1-800-788-9898

Syracuse Regional Office of the Attorney General

Website: Syracuse Regional Office of the Attorney General (Utica office of the attorney general)

Address: Syracuse Regional Office of the Attorney General
615 Erie Blvd. W, Suite 102
Syracuse, NY 13204

Phone Number: 315-448-4848

Toll-free: 1-800-771-7755 (Consumer Hotline)

TTY: 1-800-788-9898

Utica Regional Office of the Attorney General

Website: Utica Regional Office of the Attorney General (Utica office of the attorney general)

Address: Utica Regional Office of the Attorney General
207 Genesee St., Room 508
Utica, NY 13501

Phone Number: 315-793-2225

Toll-free: 1-800-771-7755 (Consumer Hotline)

TTY: 1-800-788-9898

Binghamton Regional Office of the Attorney General

Website: Binghamton Regional Office of the Attorney General (Utica office of the attorney general)

Address: Binghamton Regional Office of the Attorney General
State Office Building, 17th Floor
44 Hawley St.
Binghamton, NY 13901

Phone Number: 607-721-8771

Toll-free: 1-800-771-7755 (Consumer Hotline)

TTY: 1-800-788-9898

Brooklyn Regional Office Binghamton Regional Office of the Attorney General

Website: Brooklyn Regional Office Binghamton Regional Office of the Attorney General (Utica office of the attorney general)

Address: Brooklyn Regional Office Binghamton Regional Office of the Attorney General
55 Hanson Place, Suite 1080
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Phone Number: 718-722-3949

Toll-free: 1-800-771-7755 (Consumer Hotline)

TTY: 1-800-788-9898

Buffalo Regional Office of the Attorney General

Website: Buffalo Regional Office of the Attorney General (Utica office of the attorney general)

Address: Buffalo Regional Office of the Attorney General
Main Place Tower, Suite 300A
350 Main St.
Buffalo, NY 14202

Phone Number: 716-853-8404

Toll-free: 1-800-771-7755 (Consumer Hotline)

TTY: 1-800-788-9898

Harlem Regional Office of the Attorney General

Website: Harlem Regional Office of the Attorney General (Utica office of the attorney general)

Address: Harlem Regional Office of the Attorney General
163 W. 125th St., Suite 1324
New York, NY 10027

Phone Number: 212-961-4475

Toll-free: 1-800-771-7755 (Consumer Hotline)

TTY: 1-800-788-9898

Nassau Regional Office of the Attorney General

Website: Nassau Regional Office of the Attorney General (Utica office of the attorney general)

Address: Nassau Regional Office of the Attorney General
200 Old Country Rd., Suite 240
Mineola, NY 11501

Phone Number: 516-248-3301

Toll-free: 1-800-771-7755 (Consumer Hotline)

TTY: 1-800-788-9898

Plattsburgh Regional Office of the Attorney General

Website: Plattsburgh Regional Office of the Attorney General (Utica office of the attorney general)

Address: Plattsburgh Regional Office of the Attorney General
43 Durkee St., Suite 700
Plattsburgh, NY 12901-2958

Phone Number: 518-562-3282

Toll-free: 1-800-771-7755

TTY: 1-800-788-9898

Poughkeepsie Regional Office of the Attorney General

Website: Poughkeepsie Regional Office of the Attorney General (Utica office of the attorney general)

Address: Poughkeepsie Regional Office of the Attorney General
One Civic Center Plaza, Suite 401
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-3157

Phone Number: 845-485-3900

Toll-free: 1-800-771-7755 (Consumer Hotline)

TTY: 1-800-788-9898

Rochester Regional Office of the Attorney General

Website: Rochester Regional Office of the Attorney General (Utica office of the attorney general)

Address: Rochester Regional Office of the Attorney General
144 Exchange Blvd., Suite 200
Rochester, NY 14614-2176

Phone Number: 585-546-7430

Toll-free: 1-800-771-7755 (Consumer Hotline)

TTY: 1-800-788-9898

Watertown Regional Office of the Attorney General

Website: Watertown Regional Office of the Attorney General (Utica office of the attorney general)

Address: Watertown Regional Office of the Attorney General
Dulles State Office Building
317 Washington St.
Watertown, NY 13601

Phone Number: 315-785-2444

Toll-free: 1-800-771-7755 (Consumer Hotline)

TTY: 1-800-788-9898

Westchester Regional Office of the Attorney General

Website: Westchester Regional Office of the Attorney General (Utica office of the attorney general)

Address: Westchester Regional Office of the Attorney General
101 E. Post Rd.
White Plains, NY 10601-5008

Phone Number: 914-422-8794

Toll-free: 1-800-771-7755 (Consumer Helpline)

TTY: 1-800-788-9898

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County Consumer Protection Offices

Albany County Department of Consumer Affairs

Website: Albany County Department of Consumer Affairs

Address: Albany County Department of Consumer Affairs
Consumer Affairs
112 State St., Suite 1207-08
Albany County Office Building
Albany, NY 12207

Phone Number: 518-447-7581

Ulster County Consumer Fraud Bureau

Website: Ulster County Consumer Fraud Bureau

Address: Ulster County Consumer Fraud Bureau
Consumer Fraud Bureau
20 Lucas Ave.
Kingston, NY 12401-3708

Phone Number: 845-340-3260

Nassau County Office of Consumer Affairs

Website: Nassau County Office of Consumer Affairs

Address: Nassau County Office of Consumer Affairs
200 County Seat Dr.
Mineola, NY 11501

Phone Number: 516-571-2600

Orange County Department of Consumer Affairs

Website: Orange County Department of Consumer Affairs

Address: Orange County Department of Consumer Affairs
99 Main St.
Goshen, NY 10924

Phone Number: 845-360-6700

Putnam County Department of Consumer Affairs

Website: Putnam County Department of Consumer Affairs

Address: Putnam County Department of Consumer Affairs
110 Old Route 6, Bldg. 3
Carmel, NY 10512

Phone Number: 845-808-1617

Rockland County Office of Consumer Protection

Website: Rockland County Office of Consumer Protection

Address: Rockland County Office of Consumer Protection
18 New Hempstead Rd., 6th Floor
New City, NY 10956

Phone Number: 845-708-7600

Schenectady County Department of Consumer Affairs/Bureau of Weights & Measures

Website: Schenectady County Department of Consumer Affairs/Bureau of Weights & Measures

Address: Schenectady County Department of Consumer Affairs/Bureau of Weights & Measures
64 Kellar Ave.
Schenectady, NY 12306

Phone Number: 518-356-7473 (Consumer Affairs) 518-356-6795 (Weights & Measures)

Westchester County Department of Consumer Protection

Website: Westchester County Department of Consumer Protection

Address: Westchester County Department of Consumer Protection
148 Martine Ave., Room 407
White Plains, NY 10601

Phone Number: 914-995-2155

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City Consumer Protection Offices

Town of Colonie Attorney

Website: Town of Colonie Attorney

Address: Town of Colonie Attorney
Consumer Protection Board
Memorial Town Hall
534 Loudon Rd.
Newtonville, NY 12128

Phone Number: 518-783-2790

Mt. Vernon Office of Consumer Affairs

Website: Mt. Vernon Office of Consumer Affairs

Address: Mt. Vernon Office of Consumer Affairs
City Hall
One Roosevelt Square
Mount Vernon, NY 10550

Phone Number: 914-665-2433

New York City Department of Consumer Affairs

Website: New York City Department of Consumer Affairs

Address: New York City Department of Consumer Affairs
42 Broadway, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10004

Phone Number: 212-639-9675

TTY: 212-487-2710

Yonkers Consumer Protection Bureau

Website: Yonkers Consumer Protection Bureau

Address: Yonkers Consumer Protection Bureau
87 Nepperhan Ave., Room 212
Yonkers, NY 10701

Phone Number: 914-377-3000 (Helpline)

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Banking Authorities

The officials listed in this section regulate and supervise state-chartered banks. Many of them handle or refer problems and complaints about other types of financial institutions as well. Some also answer general questions about banking and consumer credit. If you are dealing with a federally chartered bank, check Federal Agencies.

Banking Department

Website: Banking Department

Address: Banking Department
Consumer Help Unit
25 Beaver St.
New York, NY 10004

Phone Number: 212-480-6400

Toll-free: 1-800-342-3736 (NY)

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Insurance Regulators

Each state has its own laws and regulations for each type of insurance. The officials listed in this section enforce these laws. Many of these offices can also provide you with information to help you make informed insurance buying decisions.

Department of Financial Services

Website: Department of Financial Services

Address: Department of Financial Services
Insurance Department
Consumer Assistance Unit

One Commerce Plaza
Albany, NY 12257

Phone Number: 518-474-6600

Toll-free: 1-800-342-3736 (NY)

Insurance Department

Website: Insurance Department

Address: Insurance Department
Insurance Division
Consumer Assistance Unit

25 Beaver St.
New York, NY 10004

Phone Number: 212-480-6400

Toll-free: 1-800-342-3736 (NY)

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Securities Administrators

Each state has its own laws and regulations for securities brokers and securities - including stocks, mutual funds, commodities, real estate, etc. The officials and agencies listed in this section enforce these laws and regulations. Many of these offices can also provide information to help you make informed investment decisions.

Office of the Attorney General

Website: Office of the Attorney General (Utica office of the attorney general)

Address: Office of the Attorney General
Investor Protection Bureau
120 Broadway, 23rd Floor
New York, NY 10271

Phone Number: 212-416-8222

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Utility Commissions

State Utility Commissions regulate services and rates for gas, electricity and telephones within your state. In some states, the utility commissions regulate other services such as water, transportation, and the moving of household goods. Many utility commissions handle consumer complaints. Sometimes, if a number of complaints are received about the same utility matter, they will conduct investigations.

Department of Public Service

Website: Department of Public Service

Address: Department of Public Service
Office of Consumer Services
3 Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12223

Toll-free: 1-800-342-3377
1-800-342-3355 (Termination) 1-800-342-3355 (Termination)

TTY: 1-800-662-1220

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The File For Extension 2012 Taxes

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