Real Estate Transfer Tax



Taxation and Finance, Department of State
This New York State tax applies to all transfers of real estate above $500 in value.

Real estate transfers include the sale, grant, assignment or surrender of real property or cooperative housing shares anywhere in New York State. New York City also taxes transfers of real estate through the Real Property Transfer Tax'. The City has separate filing requirements through the NYC Department of Finance. Click the following link to learn more about these requirements.

For more information, contact:

NYS Department of Taxation and Finance
RETT Return Processing
PO Box 5045
Albany, NY 12205-5045
Phone: (518) 457-8637

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