Can you pay for other people's property taxes?
- STEVEN FLv 75 months agoFavorite Answer
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.
- Max HooplaLv 75 months ago
Sure but you don t get anything for it.
- JudyLv 75 months ago
sure. or gas bill, or electric,,,,,,, , Gives you no rights to their property though, is just a gift to them.
- curtisports2Lv 75 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. -----------
- cynic47Lv 65 months ago
yes, but you cannot take the payment as a deduction on your federal income taxes
- R KLv 75 months ago
yes, they don't care who sends the money for taxes in.
- Name WithheldLv 75 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
- megalomaniacLv 75 months ago
Not if they don't want you to.