The Internal Revenue Service has clarified in Rev. Rul. 2005-11 that interest paid on a loan that is refinanced more than once will retain its status as qualified housing interest, to the extent that the amount of the loan is not increased. That interest is deductible for alternative minimum tax purposes. Any other interest on amounts borrowed that are not used to acquire, construct or substantially improve any property that was a principal residence or qualified residence may not be deducted for AMT purposes, the service said. Revised instructions to Form 6251, which include a worksheet to help taxpayers determine the correct home mortgage interest adjustment, will be posted on the IRS Web site, www.irs.gov

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