Zillow Advice: Rentals - who in new york pays the taxes in a rent to own agreement? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/who-in-new-york-pays-the-taxes-in-a-rent-to-own-agreement/459964/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate The one who the county recorder ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/who-in-new-york-pays-the-taxes-in-a-rent-to-own-agreement/459964/ The one who the county recorder knows by name (the actual owner). If the rent has to include this tax, that's a contractual thing. If renter does not pay the tax (or runs away from the lease), the owner is still on the hook to the city/county/state etc for taxes.<br/><br/>Raheel Shahzad, Attorney, CPA, Real Estate Agent<br/>Chicago, IL<br/><br/>*Above is not legal advice but general information; your facts and jurisdiction may be different* Sat, 15 Sep 2012 00:20:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/who-in-new-york-pays-the-taxes-in-a-rent-to-own-agreement/459964/ 2012-09-15T00:20:00Z Usually the party who holds ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/who-in-new-york-pays-the-taxes-in-a-rent-to-own-agreement/459964/ Usually the party who holds the title to the property, but this should be defined in the contract.<br/><br/> Fri, 14 Sep 2012 23:36:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/who-in-new-york-pays-the-taxes-in-a-rent-to-own-agreement/459964/ 2012-09-14T23:36:00Z