The recent fiscal cliff tax deal extends the ability to treat mortgage insurance premiums as qualified residential interest, and the Internal Revenue Service is providing guidance on how to report the premiums on Form 1098, both electronically and on paper.

As part of the American Taxpayer Relief Act, a provision allowing mortgage insurance premiums to be treated as qualified residence interest, which had expired on Dec. 31, 2011, has been extended until Dec. 31, 2013.

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