Are county property taxes the same as real estate taxes. on my 1098 it states real estate taxes at 555.52 but on my closing statement it states under County taxes i paid with money at closing 674.04, do i add the two

are county property taxes the same as real estate taxes. on my 1098 real estate taxes are 555.52 and on my closing statement county property taxes i paid in amount due at closing are 674.04, do i add these two amounts?PLEASE HELP! Does anyone have the answer to my question?TEXAS ROGER CAN YOU HELP
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    Depends on what the taxes are for. If a general recurring tax based on property value, deductible ...

    However, not all property taxes can be deducted even if you meet the requirements. If your city or county imposes taxes that are designed for some type of improvement, you cannot deduct these taxes. This occurs when a government creates a tax to improve or build sewers, roads, sidewalks and similar public structures nearby. These improvements actually raise the value of your property (increase basis), and the IRS does not consider them deductible.

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