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proudnana2015
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Can I claim light bill, water bill and auto insurance on my taxes since they aren't in my name but I pay them from my bank account

I pay the light bill, water bill and auto insurance for my boyfriend from my bank account but the utilities are in his name not mine
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xmasbaby0
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Can I claim light bill, water bill and auto insurance on my taxes since they aren't in my name but I pay them from my bank account

No, these are not tax deductible.  Paying for things for your boyfriend is a gift, and gifts to individuals are not deductible.

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jerry2000
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Can I claim light bill, water bill and auto insurance on my taxes since they aren't in my name but I pay them from my bank account

None of that is deductible. Personal living expenses are not deductible.
Hal_Al
Level 15

Can I claim light bill, water bill and auto insurance on my taxes since they aren't in my name but I pay them from my bank account

Personal living expenses are not deductible. There are a couple of exceptions, mortgage interest and real estate tax. But, even then, to get the deduction you must not only pay them; you must be legally obligated to pay them. 

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