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Do I have to pay property taxes on my mother's property if a

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Do I have to pay property taxes on my mother's property if a sibling has been living in the house for years
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Lane replied 11 months ago.

Hi. I'm not usre I completely undefrstand youf quesion... SOKMEONE has to or the country will sell the house to pay the taxes ... If that's not a concern for you then there would be no reason for you to pay the taxes.


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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
i understand that someone has to pay the taxes. the house is not up for sales my brother has been living with my mother his whole life and now that she has passed he wants me to help with the taxes while he continues living in the house
Expert:  Lane replied 11 months ago.

You have no obligation to do this.


IF, however, the house will pass to you someday your making sure that the property taxes are paid will KEEP the house from eing sold efore you inherit it.


And if you ALREADY own half because it was left to you both ... then, again, the risk is the house is seized and sold at tax sale.

Expert:  Lane replied 11 months ago.

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