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Credit Card Glossary: Terms and Definitions

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Tax deductible interest
Interest payments on consumer loans, including those on credit cards, used to be tax-deductible. The Tax Reform Act of 1986, signed into law by President Ronald Reagan, eliminated many tax shelters, but also eliminated the tax deduction for consumer loans -- except for mortgages.