Real Estate Law
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Generally, back taxes on property cannot be extinguished or eliminated. So one who is taking title to a parcel with back property taxes owed must be sure this issue is handled prior to closing. Once a church takes title to a property, a church can file for a property tax exemption with the taxing authority, but until that occurs, the property will continue to be taxed. And once the property becomes tax exempt, back taxes are not eliminated. Those taxes accrued for municipal services which have already been provided. It is very important to be sure a property has no back taxes owed prior to taking title.