Did You Get Them All? Your 2019 Home Tax Deduction Checklist:
Welcome to your home tax deduction checklist! For homeowners, this kind of guidance is essential in the wake of all the (confusing) changes ushered in by the new tax plan, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
The biggest change? The standard deduction jumped to $12,200 for individuals, $18,350 for heads of household, and $24,400 for married couples filing jointly. And this higher number means you need to dig into all of your home expenses to see if their total sum tops the standard deduction, depending on your filing status. (If the total doesn't surpass it, then you'll just take the standard deduction on your taxes when you file.)