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Key federal tax aid for homeowners in danger of expiration
Key federal tax aid for homeowners in danger of expiration

WASHINGTON — Haven't we seen this movie before? On Capitol Hill for the second year in a row, key federal tax assistance for homeowners is heading for expiration within weeks. And there's no sign that Congress plans — or has the minimal political will — to do anything about it. In fact, the prospects for extension of popular mortgage-forgiveness debt relief and deductions for mortgage insurance payments and home energy efficiency improvements appear to be more dire than they were last year at this time, when at least there was a formal bill pending to extend them. This year there is none at the moment. The House and Senate are trying to figure out a budget but...

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