Transfer Tax


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Transfer Tax

The charge levied by the government on the sale of shares of stock. A charge imposed by the federal and state governments upon the passing of title to real property or a valuable interest in such property, or on the transfer of a decedent's estate by inheritance, devise, or bequest.

The states also impose transfer tax on deeds used to convey real property.

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DART delivers access to accurate recording fee and transfer tax information for any address in the United States, and reflects unique requirements based on geographic location.