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Can you real estate tax before the new law kicks in?

Can you real estate tax before the new law kicks in?

The new law limits the federal deduction for combined state and local income and property tax payments to $10,000.

"Everybody's concerned about the new tax situation federally, and they want to pay their real estate taxes before the end of the year to get the deduction", Ms. Taylor said.

But paying early is against state law.

"The action I took today will ensure that local governments are flexible and accommodating of their local property taxpayers as we transition to the new federal tax code for 2018", Christie said in a statement.

"This tax bill has turned things upside down here", said Steven Bellone, county executive of Long Island's Suffolk County.

On Tuesday, Oswego County government officials took advantage of a recent state executive order that allows tax payments to be collected earlier.




Prince William County taxpayers are able to prepay their 2018 taxes, though the county's Tax Administration Division. But there's a new post-Xmas frenzy this year, focused not on malls or sports palaces, but on local tax offices.

To ensure that payments made by check are deposited and cleared by the end of the year, checks should be received no later than Thursday, Dec. 28.

In advisories to their residents, each of the local municipalities provided disclaimers stating that it is offering no opinion on whether the prepayment of 2018 taxes would ultimately be deductible for next year's federal taxes.

Because other employees are off, tax collector Terry Henry has been sitting at his office's front desk, answering phones and collecting checks. Auburn's 2018 county tax bill is a 1.36-percent increase from 2017.

Tax collectors offices across the country are being inundated with questions about paying property tax bills early.

"People fall into different categories", she said, noting a big factor is income. The deduction is popular in high-tax states and used by many who itemize taxes in the Philadelphia region. Some municipalities allow online payments. Almost 50 percent thought tax reform would increase their taxes or decrease their 2017 tax refund.When taxpayers visit a Liberty Tax office this tax season, they will be greeted by professional tax preparers who will be ready to address taxpayer questions about the tax law and who guarantee the most accurate tax return and the largest possible refund to which the taxpayer is entitled. Taxpayers can accelerate the second-half payments for the 2017-18 school year and pay them by December 31 so the full deduction can be taken for 2017, said Dobbs Ferry Mayor Bob McLoughlin.


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