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If I paid a $5000+ property tax bill ill relative in another

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If I paid a $5000+ property tax bill for an ill relative in another state, can I take this as a tax deduction?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  emc011075 replied 1 year ago.

Hi. My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to help you.

To deduct property tax on your tax return you have to own the property for which you pay the property tax. If you don't own the property, you cannot take the deduction.

Sorry if this is not the answer you were hoping for.

Expert:  emc011075 replied 1 year ago.

From the IRS instruction for Schedule A., page 6:

"Include taxes (state, local, or foreign) you paid on real estate you own that was not used for business, but only if the taxes are assessed uniformly at a like rate on all real property throughout the community, and the proceeds are used for general community or governmental purposes"

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Expert:  emc011075 replied 1 year ago.

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