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Form 8396 Mortgage Interest Credit is separate from Form 1098 Mortgage Interest Statement you receive from your bank or financial institution for mortgage interest paid. Form 8396 is for holders of Qualified Mortgage Credit Certificates (MCC) issued by state or local governmental units or agencies; the certificate credit rate is shown on the certificate.

To access Form 1098 and report mortgage interest paid, go to our Form 1098 - Entering in Program FAQ.

To access Form 8396 and report your Qualified Mortgage Credit Certificate:

  1. From within your TaxAct return (Online or Desktop), click Federal (on smaller devices, click in the top left corner of your screen, then click Federal).
  2. Click the Other Credits dropdown, then click Mortgage interest credit (must have a Mortgage Credit Certificate).
  3. Continue with the interview process to enter your information.

Note that any link in the information above is updated each year automatically and will take you to the most recent version of the webpage or document at the time it is accessed.


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