Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Business & FinanceTaxesUnited States · 5 months ago

Can you pay for other people's property taxes?

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  • 5 months ago
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    The tax collector doesn't care who pays, as long as the taxes are paid. In fact, the MAJORITY of property taxes in many areas are paid indirectly as part of the mortgage payment. The legal property owned makes payments to an escrow account with the mortgage processor, who in term pays the real estate taxes out of the escrow account.

    Note: As others have stated, to qualify as an itemized deduction on US Federal income taxes, you have to both actually pay, AND be legally obligated to pay.

  • 5 months ago

    Sure but you don t get anything for it.

  • Judy
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    sure. or gas bill, or electric,,,,,,, , Gives you no rights to their property though, is just a gift to them.

  • 5 months ago

    Sure. Paying them does you no benefit other than maybe feeling good that you're helping someone. Paying property taxes for another person gives you no property rights and gives you no tax deduction.

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  • 5 months ago

    OF course. -----------

  • 5 months ago

    yes, but you cannot take the payment as a deduction on your federal income taxes

  • R K
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    yes, they don't care who sends the money for taxes in.

  • 5 months ago

    Trust me: if a government office gets a check, it will be deposited.

  • 5 months ago

    You already do. Obama made it happen

  • 5 months ago

    Not if they don't want you to.

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