Property taxes on a new house in New Jersey
April 5, 2014 1:02 PM   Subscribe

Hi, I'm doing my 2014 taxes. I moved to New Jersey on Dec. 13, 2013 (from New York) and during the closing I paid the property tax for December, as well as 3 months of property tax in advance for the first Q of 2014. My question is: one my taxes, do I claim just the December taxes, or can I claim all the money I paid in 2013?
posted by to sir with millipedes to Work & Money (2 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Did you actually pay 3 months in advance to the state, or did you just put 3 months into escrow with your mortgage company?

If it's the former I don't know the answer (and would be surprised you did this), if it's the latter then no, you cannot claim this until they are actually paid to the state...
posted by NoDef at 1:33 PM on April 5, 2014

You deduct what you actually pay. If the county got it all in 2013, you deduct it all in 2013.
posted by jpe at 5:10 PM on April 5, 2014

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