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Real Estate Transfer Tax (NY State)

Definition of 'Real Estate Transfer Tax (NY State)'

The real estate transfer tax is a type of tax imposed by the state on transfers of property or interests whose value exceeds $500.

What is a Real Estate Transfer Tax in NY State:

In most cases, it is the seller who pays the real estate transfer tax. However, if for certain reasons the seller is exempt, then the buyer must pay it. In any of these cases, the form that should be filed with the local county clerk after the deed documents are recorded is Form TP-584.


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