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wegotdatwood
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Can you pay someone else's property taxes?


Just curious.






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Napoleon
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re: Can you pay someone else's property taxes?


yes, and then after a few years you own their property.





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yankeeundercover
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re: Can you pay someone else's property taxes?


No, it's like a parking meter... It's illegal to put quarters in other people's meters... same with houses.





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The Mick
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re: Can you pay someone else's property taxes?


Unbeknowsnt to them or otherwise?





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snake23
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re: Can you pay someone else's property taxes?


i mean if you really want to i dont see why not.





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Pilot Tiger
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re: Can you pay someone else's property taxes?


i mean, you CAN





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fymbah
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Fort Worth
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re: Can you pay someone else's property taxes?


You can pay mine anytime you would like.





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Neauxla
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New Orleans
Member since Feb 2008
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re: Can you pay someone else's property taxes?


Why would you want to?





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LSUFAN2005
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re: Can you pay someone else's property taxes?


Yep and after 3 years they can hire a lawyer and try to obtain the property.





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reb13
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Oxford, MS
Member since May 2010
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re: Can you pay someone else's property taxes?


Yes, my aunt does it for my grandmother

ETA: She does not send the check in for her or anything. She just gives her a bunch of money to cover it.



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TH03
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re: Can you pay someone else's property taxes?


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yes, and then after a few years you own their property.






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Newbomb Turk
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re: Can you pay someone else's property taxes?


Sure. But, it's a gift for gift tax purposes and only the owner of the property can deduct the taxes.





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TheLSUriot
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Clear Lake, TX
Member since Oct 2007
734 posts

re: Can you pay someone else's property taxes?


Sometimes foreclosed houses come with years of back property taxes which the new owner can be stuck paying even though someone else owned the propery at the time. So yes, in this case you would be paying someone else's property taxes. Had this happen to a friend who is fighting it but currently losing that battle.





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DeeS NUTS number 9
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re: Can you pay someone else's property taxes?


Most definitely, I've lived in a family owned house and just payed the taxes as "rent"





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krehn11
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IA
Member since Jul 2011
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re: Can you pay someone else's property taxes?


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Sure. But, it's a gift for gift tax purposes and only the owner of the property can deduct the taxes.


This.






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TopWaterTiger
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Lake Charles, LA
Member since May 2006
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re: Can you pay someone else's property taxes?


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yes, and then after a few years you own their property.


This in Louisiana. You can pay the back taxes and after 3 years of unpaid taxes you can try to take control of the property.






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FLBooGoTigs1
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Member since Jan 2008
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re: Can you pay someone else's property taxes?


You wanna pay mine?





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wegotdatwood
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Member since Aug 2009
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re: Can you pay someone else's property taxes?


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Why would you want to?


Well, I was going to go pay mine today. Thought I would knock my fiance's out too since she's at work. Do they care where the money comes from? It's the same account.






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elpolloloco
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Parts Unknown
Member since Oct 2011
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re: Can you pay someone else's property taxes?


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This in Louisiana. You can pay the back taxes and after 3 years of unpaid taxes you can try to take control of the property.



There has to be a tax sale for the 3 years to apply in Louisiana. If you just randomly pay someone's property taxes, you cannot claim ownership no matter how many years you pay. You may have a reimbursement claim.






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Neauxla
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New Orleans
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re: Can you pay someone else's property taxes?


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There has to be a tax sale for the 3 years to apply in Louisiana. If you just randomly pay someone's property taxes, you cannot claim ownership no matter how many years you pay. You may have a reimbursement claim.


is correct






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