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If a portion of your monthly mortgage payment goes into an escrow account, and periodically the lender pays your real estate taxes out of the account to the local government, do not deduct the amount paid into the escrow account. Only deduct the amount actually paid out of the escrow account during the year to the taxing authority.
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Thanks for the answer. As I was writing you my question this started poping up in my head. It does make a perfect sense even if I want it to be otherwise. I just checked the year before and actually my mortgage company did report that I paid more(the amount they paid for me) eventhough I had not yet paid it back. So I guess I already got the benefit when I deducted that. Thank you once again.