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But the tax publication indicates that it doesn't matter who pays, you deduct during the period you lived in the house. At least that's how I interpreted it.

I believe the correct interpretation is that you can't deduct property taxes UNLESS you own the house. Once you own the house, then you figure the taxes to deduct based on when you PAID the tax.

You're trying to make this too difficult. It's really pretty simple. Decide if you own the property. If you do, deduct the taxes when you pay them (less any reimbursements you actually receive).

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