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If paid my property taxes for 2016 in Jan 2017. Am I allowed to deduct that on my 2017 returns ? or is it only in the year which it is for ?

I paid my property taxes for 2016 in Jan 2017. Am I allowed to deduct that on my 2017 returns ? 

Also if I paid the 2017 taxes before December 31, 2017, then can I include both payments ?

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If paid my property taxes for 2016 in Jan 2017. Am I allowed to deduct that on my 2017 returns ? or is it only in the year which it is for ?

You should deduct the property taxes in the year in which you actually paid them.

If you had two payments in a given tax year, then add them together and report the total in that tax year.

 

[Edited 3/10/2020 4:15 pm CDT - made year neutral]

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If paid my property taxes for 2016 in Jan 2017. Am I allowed to deduct that on my 2017 returns ? or is it only in the year which it is for ?

You should deduct the property taxes in the year in which you actually paid them.

If you had two payments in a given tax year, then add them together and report the total in that tax year.

 

[Edited 3/10/2020 4:15 pm CDT - made year neutral]

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