A number of common tax provisions expired in 2014 that could affect you

A variety of tax deductions and credits expired on January 1, 2014, including provisions related to mortgage debt forgiveness and deductions for private mortgage insurance premiums.  Unless Congress extends these deductions and credits they could impact your tax bill for 2014.  The article below discusses the issue and a number of common deductions and credits that might not be available to you this tax season.