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Ask A CPA - Property Taxes

Can A Person Deduct Real Estate Taxes Paid On Behalf Of Their Parents ?

Generally, you can only deduct real estate taxes on real estate which you own and therefore have an obligation to pay. Therefore, if you pay your parent’s real estate taxes on their home, wit title in their name, you will not be allowed to deduct those real estate taxes on your income tax return. If you would like to deduct these taxes, you will have to be put on the title.

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