Mortgage Tax Credit Deductions There’s a program called the Mortgage Credit Certificate (MCC) designed for low-income home buyers who are making a purchase for the first time. It provides a 20% mortgage interest credit of up to 20% of interest payments. The size of the credit does depend on the area of the country you happen to live in.
Unfortunately, that program ended several years ago and the 2019 first time home buyer tax credit does not exist. It was enacted in the aftermath of the last financial crisis to help first time buyers to get into a home of their own. In 2008, the Housing and Economic Recovery Act created a tax credit that was up to $7,500 for first time home buyers.