Home Mortgage Interest & Points (Prepaid Interest Deductions are reported on Schedule A of IRS Form 1040. Your Lender will send you Form # 1098 that will list the points you paid on the close of your loan or refinance. This amount also appears on the HUD-1 Settlement Sheet you received on the close or your loan or refinance.
1. Prepaid interest (points) are generally 100% deductible in the year that they were paid along with the interest you are charged throughout the year.
2. If you are opting to refinance (interest rates are at a all time low) & use the escrow in your home towards home improvements-any points paid are deductible in that same year.
a. If you are refinancing to get a better rate or a shorter term of the loan, or to use the monies for something other than home improvements (such as College Tuition) the points paid will be prorated over the life of the loan