USMI Letter on Tax Treatment of Mortgage Insurance Premiums (MIP)

USMI joined a coalition of housing finance organizations including the Mortgage Bankers Association, National Association of Home Builders, National Association of REALTORS®, and National Housing Conference, in sending a letter to U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neil. The undersigned organizations urged the committee to modify current law to make the mortgage insurance premium tax deduction permanent and to eliminate its income phaseout. As a diverse coalition of stakeholders in the housing finance system, they affirmed that the current AGI phaseout represents a burdensome eligibility criterion for American families to claim the mortgage insurance deduction and that millions more homeowners would benefit from a permanent extension that eliminates the AGI phaseout.

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