If you pay for property taxes on your own (not through an escrow account with your mortgage), remember to make property tax payments (City/ County Taxes and School Taxes) before December 30.
When you do that, you can acknowledge the payment on the Itemized Schedule A section of your 2011 Income Taxes. It translates to more money in your pocket.
The property tax bills are not due until January 31 2012.
If you are over-65 or Disabled, you may call the Taxing Authority to discuss payment options. There are possibilities you may be able to make several smaller payments.
Note: Discuss this with your Tax Advisor. Some home owners’ tax situation may be different. See if this applies to you.