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Homeowner Interest Tax Credit

One specific tax deduction being discussed is the elimination of the homeowner interest tax credit. This proposal is strongly rejected by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). What are the pros and cons of this tax credit? Why is this issue of any interest to the NAHB?

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The benefit of eliminating the homeowner interest tax credit is the opportunity to gain about "$150 billion of additional revenue for the federal government" (Handley, 2011). Financial experts say the homeowner interest tax credit encourages consumers to carry more debt, thus contributing to financial instability. They argue that the incentive distorts the housing market. These experts feel Congress should ...

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This solution discusses the pros and cons of the homeowner interest tax credit and explains why it is an interest to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Includes APA formatted references.

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