This is your marginal tax rate, the rate at which each additional dollar of income will be taxed. If you pay only Federal income taxes, it is the highest tax bracket you used when you calculated your taxes. Federal tax brackets currently are: 10%, 15%, 25%, 28%, 33%, and 35%. If you also pay state and/or local income taxes, these marginal rates can be added to the Federal rate. For example, if you had to pay 25% to the IRS and 5% to the state of Pennsylvania, your tax bracket is 30%. To perform a "pre-tax" analysis enter zero (0) as the tax rate.Mortgage Insurance is now tax deductible if your income is $100,000 or less for a couple, $50,000 or less for a single person.The period cannot exceed the shortest mortgage term. The period may be stated in fractions. For example, 25 years and 1 month would be entered as 25.083, 25 years and two months would be 25.167, and 25 years and 3 months would be 25.25, etc.This affects the after-tax analysis because on a purchase transaction points are fully deductible in the first year whereas on a refinance the deduction must be spread over the life of the loan.The rate of return changes with the length of time you stay with the mortgage.Mortgage insurance premiums are higher on ARMs than on FRMs but lower on ARMs that limit rate increases to 1% a year or less, than on other ARMs.Given the down payment and term you have selected, the numbers shown are typical annual premium rates for "monthly premium plans" that involve no upfront premium. You can override these numbers if you are quoted different rates for monthly premium plans.