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What is property transfer tax in Florida?

While in Canada this tax is traditionally paid for by the buyer, in Florida, it’s the opposite! However, if you want an edge on other buyers, it doesn’t hurt to add paying the transfer tax to the table.

Because of Florida’s Documentary Stamp Tax, the state can collect tax on documents executed, delivered, or recorded in Florida.

So, taxable transactions include:

  • Transfer of fee
  • Right to purchase or agreement for sale
  • Lease or lease modification agreements
  • Life estate
  • Foreclosure
  • Written obligations to pay.

Ask one of our experts to see if you qualify for exemptions or refunds.

How Is This Transfer Tax Calculated?

In all Florida counties except Miami-Dade, the tax rate imposed on documents subject to tax is 70 cents on each $100 or portion thereof of the total consideration. Miami-Dade’s tax rate is 60 cents on each $100.

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