Both condos and co-ops have an operating budget which is paid for collectively by all the owners through a monthly fee charged to each unit owner. This maintenance fee will usually be split proportionally and fairly among the condo owners and coop shareholders, typically dependent on the amount of square footage their apartment has and other factors such as floor and outdoor space.
Condo common charges are different from co-op maintenance charges in that property taxes are not included. Because condominium owners are holders of real property, they are taxed individually by the NYC Department of Finance. As a result, they receive a property tax bill by mail and pay directly or via their mortgage lender. Co-ops make property tax payments on behalf of the entire building, and this means individual co-op owners do not pay property taxes directly.