Real Estate Terms Dictionary

Additional Mortgage Tax

Definition of 'Additional Mortgage Tax'

The additional mortgage tax is a type of tax that results from securing a mortgage. It is a form of mortgage recording tax, like the basic tax or the city tax.

What is an Additional Mortgage Tax:

If you took a mortgage loan for a property, then you must record the mortgage with the county clerk's office and pay a tax for this. This is known as the mortgage recording tax. All mortgage loans are subject to this additional tax unless it has been suspended in the county where the property is located. The amount to be paid usually varies from 25 cents to $2.5 for each $100 of mortgage loan, depending on the loan amount and the location of the property. The additional mortgage tax can be a significant addition to the final costs of taking a loan, so it is recommended that it's taken into consideration right from the start.


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