The New “Newlywed” Exception to Documentary Stamp Taxes
Florida imposes documentary stamp taxes on transfers of Florida real property. The tax is based on the consideration paid for the property. Generally, if real property that is transferred is encumbered by a mortgage and te purchase price is less than the mortgage amount (or there is nothing otherwise paid), the mortgage amount is treated as consideration for purposes of calculating the tax.
This tax arises on transfers of encumbered real property, even if the transferor and transferee are married to each other. . .
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