That is definitely a question for your attorney. But, consider the interests at work here. In order for the lender (who is auctioning off your property), to recover â€œsome,â€ of their money; the title (or ownership of the auctioned property), will have to transfer to the new owner who is buying the property. And, before that can happen the taxes will have to be paid. If you donâ€™t pay the taxes it is likely the bank will pay the taxes themselves. The potential for the bank to recover 10â€™s of thousands of dollars through the auction is more compelling to them than to save the $2800 by not paying your tax bill. It is possible the bank may try to pursue â€œyou,â€ for your tax bill that they had to pay, but here again; that is where counsel from your attorney needs to come in to offer you some guidance as to what liabilities you may run into depending on the choices you make.