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Paid 3 installments of property taxes in 2017 . Should I pay the Feb. 2018 property tax installment before the end of this year 2017?

California taxes and I do have the option to pay February 2018 in 2017.
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Paid 3 installments of property taxes in 2017 . Should I pay the Feb. 2018 property tax installment before the end of this year 2017?

If the total of your 2018 itemized deductions for real estate tax plus state income tax (or state sales tax) will be more than $10,000, you will probably benefit from paying the Feb. 2018 real estate tax installment in 2017. This is assuming that the February installment has already been billed. See the following notice on the IRS web site.

https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-advisory-prepaid-real-property-taxes-may-be-deductible-in-2017-if-a...

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Paid 3 installments of property taxes in 2017 . Should I pay the Feb. 2018 property tax installment before the end of this year 2017?

Sure. But why do you think you won't be able to deduct it, if paid in 2018? Is your property valued at more than $750,000? Perfectly feasible if you live in CA.
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Paid 3 installments of property taxes in 2017 . Should I pay the Feb. 2018 property tax installment before the end of this year 2017?

heard the new tax bill will limit state taxes plus property taxes to 10,000 which we exceed
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Paid 3 installments of property taxes in 2017 . Should I pay the Feb. 2018 property tax installment before the end of this year 2017?

If the total of your 2018 itemized deductions for real estate tax plus state income tax (or state sales tax) will be more than $10,000, you will probably benefit from paying the Feb. 2018 real estate tax installment in 2017. This is assuming that the February installment has already been billed. See the following notice on the IRS web site.

https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-advisory-prepaid-real-property-taxes-may-be-deductible-in-2017-if-a...

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Paid 3 installments of property taxes in 2017 . Should I pay the Feb. 2018 property tax installment before the end of this year 2017?

The value of the property has nothing to do with the deduction for real estate tax. $750,000 is the maximum mortgage debt for which you can deduct mortgage interest in 2018.
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