Is the interest I pay on my RV tax deductible?

September 24, 2014 by Dave Du Val, EA
RV driving on the road

Hey Dave,

Can I claim the interest I pay on my RV on Schedule A as mortgage interest on a second home?

Calvin

 

Calvin,

As long as your RV loan is secured by the RV and the RV contains sleeping, kitchen, and toilet facilities, the interest on the purchase loan is allowed be deducted as a mortgage interest deduction. Your mortgage interest deduction is generally limited to the interest on your primary residence and one other personal-use home, which can be a motorhome or recreational vehicle.

Deductibly Yours,

Dave

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David E. Du Val, EA
Chief Compliance Officer for TRI Holdco

 

Dave Du Val, EA, is Chief Compliance Officer for TRI Holdco. Inc., the parent company of TaxAudit, and Centenal Tax Group. A nationally recognized speaker and educator, Dave is well known for his high energy and dynamic presentation style. He is a frequent and popular guest speaker for the California Society of Tax Consultants, the California Society of Enrolled Agents and the National Association of Tax Professionals. Dave frequently contributes tax tips and information to news publications, including US News and World Report, USA Today, and CPA Practice Advisor. Dave is an Enrolled Agent who has prepared thousands of returns during his career and has trained and mentored hundreds of tax professionals. He is a member of the National Association of Tax Professionals, the National Association of Enrolled Agents and the California Society of Enrolled Agents. Dave also holds a Master of Arts in Education and has been educating people since 1972. 


 

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