I live in Rhode Island and pay a fire taxes in addition to property taxes. Can I count the fire taxes as property taxes on my

Asked about 1 year ago - Cumberland, RI

income tax return

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  1. Henry Daniel Lively

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    Answered . The deduction for property taxes does not include taxes imposed for local benefit. Only the portion imposed on the interests in real property and levied for the general public welfare are deductible. Therefore, the tax you describe does not sound like it would be currently deductible.

    H. Daniel Lively, Esq., LL.M., CPA Certified Tax Specialist, CA Board of Legal Specialization dlively@... more
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