Taxes played a central role in last night’s presidential debate, as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump presented contrasting visions for U.S. economic policy. The candidates mentioned taxes over 40 times throughout the...
- Monday Map: Mortgage Interest Deduction by State
Monday Map: Mortgage Interest Deduction by State
Today's Monday Map looks at the percentage of taxpayers claiming the mortgage interest deduction in each state - a tax break which could conceivably be reduced or limited by a fiscal cliff compromise. The state with the highest percentage is Maryland, with 36.79% of tax returns claiming the eduction; at the other end is neighboring West Virginia, where only 15.00% of taxpayers claim it.
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