Property Tax Reduction Rules in 2021 and How You Can Save More

Property tax reduction is accomplished by claiming your exemptions and property tax appeals / protests. You can protest your property taxes for free at no cost, only with the exception of a few states with a property tax protest filing fee. Stop overpaying your property taxes and reduce your property taxes by claiming a homestead exemption for your residence and protest your property tax assessment.

What’s deductible?

You can deduct your property and real estate taxes you pay on your:

  • Primary home
  • Vacation homes
  • Land
  • Property outside the United States

What’s not deductible?

The IRS does not allow property tax deductions for,

  • Property tax on properties you don’t own
  • Property tax you haven’t paid at this point
  • Transfer taxes on the sale of house
  • Homeowners association assessments

How to get the property tax deduction

Find your tax records

A copy of the tax bill for your home will be given by your local taxing authority. You can overlook the registration paperwork on your assets. You might be paying property taxes on those assets and the portion of the taxes will be based on the value of your property.

File your return

That’s where you find your deduction. This means you need to analyze your taxes instead of taking a standard deduction. It will probably take more time to analyze your property taxes, but you couldn’t end up with a low property tax bill.

Reduce your property taxes in the year you pay them. 

Sounds simple, but it is tricky. Typically there are two ways people pay their property taxes on a house. The first thing is they write a check once or twice a year when they get the bill, and the other thing is they set aside money each month in an escrow account when they pay the mortgage. Don’t let the second method to happen, deduct only the taxes actually paid during the year. 

Don’t make the mistake of assuming that you’re paying the tax when you give the money to your escrow company. With your mortgage payment, property tax becomes deductible when the mortgage company pays the county.

How to get a property tax deduction?

Prepay your property taxes. 

If your annual tax bill is due next year, but you pay it early (assume this December), you can deduct it this year instead of next year. 

Save your registration statements. At the point when it’s time to renew your registration on a vehicle, check if any part of the fee is actually property tax. There could be a tax deduction hiding in there.

Analyze your closing paperwork. If you bought or sold a house, remember and look at what you paid at closing for property taxes. It’s easy to overlook. Also, when the tax assessor has a chance to revalue the property, you might get a second tax bill.

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