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i am new home owner.. what are the forms that i suppose to

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i am new home owner.. what are the forms that i suppose to expect in mail to file my home taxes? what IRS form should i use to do it?


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Good evening. If you are not escrowing the taxes with your mortgage company..in which case they will pay the property taxes...then you will get a property tax bill from your county. You will pay this and then you can deduct this on Schedule A of your Form 1040 federal tax return. You will want to make sure you have claimed the homestead exemption with your county because that will reduce the amount of your property taxes.

 

 

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Customer reply replied 6 years ago

do the homestead exemption is also available in schedule A?

Tax Professional: Richard, Tax Attorney replied 6 years ago

No...the homestead has nothing to do with your federal tax return. It's a separate form you will file with your local county's appraisal district.

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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
Does the county appraisal district notify IRS about my claim? or do they provide me any type of form that i can use to reduce my my property taxes?
Tax Professional: Richard, Tax Attorney replied 6 years ago
No..they are totally separate. The amount of your property tax is totally determined by the county and their appraisal district. You then pay the county and then whatever amount you pay, you get to deduct on your federal tax return.
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
should i claim my homestead exemption every year before file my federal taxes? should I do it a few weeks before file taxes? how long does the claim take?
Tax Professional: Richard, Tax Attorney replied 6 years ago
You will claim your homestead exemption annually...though once you claim it, it stays in effect unless you change it.
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
thank you for you concise responds...
Tax Professional: Richard, Tax Attorney replied 6 years ago

My pleasure. You take care....congratulations on being a new homeowner!

 

I would appreciate it if you would please click the GREEN ACCEPT button so that I receive credit for my work; otherwise, though you have made a deposit, I do not receive credit.

 

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