Jul 2021
AMENDMENT TO TAX LAW SECTION 1404(A) Regarding Calculation of New York State Transfer Taxes (Grossing Up)

The Good News is that as of July 1, 2021, New York State Transfer Taxes and the Mansion Taxes are no longer grossed ...

Jun 2019
Florida Remote Online Notary Law
Florida Remote Online Notary Law Passes, Effective January 1

Florida has joined twenty other states in authorizing the use of remote online notarization (RON). The bill, which was a key initiative of ...

May 2019
philadelphia closings
Some Philadelphia Closings Delayed; Virus Shuts Down Office of Judicial Records

Websites and computer programs associated with the City of Philadelphia’s First District court system have been infiltrated by a virus. As a result, ...

May 2019
mansion tax
Unintended Consequences of the NY Transfer & Mansion Tax Increases

If there’s one thing salespeople love, it’s a sense of urgency. Agents and brokers in New York got one courtesy of the new ...

Apr 2019
New York Transfer Tax
Alert: Increased New York Transfer Tax and Mansion Tax effective July 1

The 2020 NY Budget Bill included the following two provisions that will increase the Real Property Transfer Tax in some circumstances: Amendments to ...

Mar 2019
New York City Mulls Pied-à-Terre Tax for Secondary Homes over $5m

As a service-oriented NY title insurance company, we’ve followed along over the past five years as New York state legislators have mulled a ...

Mar 2019
“Corporate Transparency Act” would Replace FinCEN GTOs for LLC Real Estate Purchasers

Beginning November 17, 2018, the Treasury Department required title insurance companies to disclose the identity of LLC purchasers spending $300,000 or more on ...

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