Can I claim the mortgage that I paid off?

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My father died in 2015. His house was in my name and his name. He took a mortgage out on the house in 2010, which I signed also. I paid the house off and sold it.

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You should get a tax prep person who can show you how to complete the capital gains form. Your father only deeded what he owned (the paid up part) and the rest you "bought" from the bank.
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I assumed you inherited that house, correct?   You cannot claim the mortgage, but you can claim the "interest" that was paid each month on the mortgage.   The mortgage company should send you a IRS form saying how much interest was paid.

You may be able to deduct other items from the HUD paperwork [now called a CD] which was given to you at the real estate settlement closing...... and any very recent expenses you had to do to get the house ready to sell.

Best to check with a CPA or someone very experienced in preparing income tax forms.   If there was capital gains on the house, the experts can also walk you through that.
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