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May the water & light bill and property tax which is on owners' name be claimed even if we pay

Posted 29 June 2015 under Tax Questions


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Angelique says:
22 June 2015 at 14:29

Re tax on electricity and property tax

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TaxTimTaxTim says:
22 June 2015 at 14:41

Are you talking about your residential property that you live in? If so then you cannot deduct any expenses against this cost as it is of a personal nature.


Angelique says:
22 June 2015 at 14:58

It is residential - so you mean the owner may not claim what we pay from his tax even if the bills are under his name but paid by us
Thx


TaxTimTaxTim says:
22 June 2015 at 22:33

He should not be able to claim this as you make the payment and therefore it is not his expense.


Angelique says:
24 June 2015 at 16:13

It is residential - so you mean the owner may not claim what we pay from his tax even if the bills are under his name but paid by us
Thx


TaxTimTaxTim says:
24 June 2015 at 16:20

Yes that is correct, the owner cannot claim for deductions which he does not pay for himself.


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