Alton, IL asked in Tax Law for Illinois

Q: I am in a Joint Tenancy with 3 persons at a residential home in the state of Illinois. Who pays yearly property taxes?

My uncle is one joint owner and my ex wife is the other joint owner, and I, the other joint owner, live in the house. Do we all split the yearly property taxes?

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Judi Smith
Judi Smith
  • Tax Law Lawyer
  • Peoria, AZ
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: The question of how you choose to split the tax liability among the owners isn't necessarily a legal one. However, under Illinois state law, in general, all owners of a property are jointly and severally liable for the property tax. That means that the governmental entity can seek to collect the full amount of any unpaid property taxes from any one or more of the owners of the property.

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