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if i pay mortgage payment and taxes on someone elses property

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if i pay mortgage payment and taxes on someone elses property can i deduct those amounts on my federal income tax?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Merlo replied 7 years ago.

Unfortunately, you cannot deduct the mortgage interest and taxes on any property unless you are listed on either the loan or the deed to the property.

If you would have this person add your name to the deed as a joint owner, then you could deduct these expenses.

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