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Subject:  Property tax question Date:  3/29/2013  9:27 AM
Author:  MumbletyPeg Number:  118186 of 129509

I'm a homeowner.

My property tax bill includes an annual flat charge for sewer service. I've looked at IRS Pub 530 and I'm thinking this isn't deductible. The question I had was whether this is really "an itemized charge for services to specific property or people," since Pub 530 is clear that such an expense is not a tax and therefore not deductible. I was trying to use the logic that the sewer charge isn't voluntary and isn't service based, but I don't think that will wash, since the sewer district's website says that they assess the charge to each property connected to the system.

Am I missing something? I'd love to deduct this, but with the facts I have, I don't see how I can....

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