Tax Reform on Homeownership

27 Pages Posted: 30 Apr 2018  

Margaret Ryznar

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Date Written: April 11, 2018


Homeownership is more than just an American dream. In reality, homeownership is a savings vehicle. However, the 2017 tax legislation reduced the tax support for homeownership. The tax reform targeting housing, such as curtailing the deductions for mortgage interest and state and local taxes, frustrates the American public policy of encouraging homeownership. Yet, there are many reasons that the public policy position in the United States for decades has been to encourage homeownership, including that homeownership is an important savings tool for Americans—and tax reform should be mindful of it.

Keywords: tax reform, SALT, mortgage, deduction, tax, tax law, housing, homeownership

Suggested Citation

Ryznar, Margaret, Tax Reform on Homeownership (April 11, 2018). University of Miami Law Review, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN:

Margaret Ryznar (Contact Author)

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law ( email )

530 West New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
United States

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