Brief The Mortgage Interest Deduction Across Zip Codes
Benjamin H. Harris, Lucie Parker
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This brief examines characteristics of the mortgage interest deduction by utilizing zip-code level data on taxes and demographics. In the following sections, we focus on the relationship between the mortgage interest deduction and Adjusted Gross Income, the demographic characteristics of zip codes with particularly high proportions of taxpayers claiming the mortgage interest deduction, and the variation in MID claiming across counties.
Research Areas Wealth and financial well-being Neighborhoods, cities, and metros Taxes and budgets
Tags Asset and debts Individual taxes Federal budget and economy
Policy Centers Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center