Tax on foreclosure properties is a very serious situation. If you are considering purchasing a property that has been foreclosed on by the bank, then you do need to consider all the details of the property including the tax liabilities. The good news is that the prospects do not look bad for most people. A piece of property, including homes and commercial buildings, are unable to be sold without a thorough title investigation.
During that investigation, the properties will be heavily investigated to determine if all taxes, tax liens and other costs associated with the previous owners have been paid in full. If they have not, the current owner (which is usually the bank in the case of a foreclosure) must pay them before the home can transfer.