Recordation Taxes

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Fourth Circuit Holds Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Exempt From Local Transfer, Recordation Taxes

On January 27, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit upheld a district court decision and held that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are exempt from state and local real estate transfer taxes. Montgomery County, Md. v....more

Maryland Court Affirms that Unpaid Recordation Tax on Indemnity Deed of Trust is not an Obligation of Beneficiary

In good news for foreclosing lenders in Maryland, the Circuit Court for Howard County has affirmed a Maryland Tax Court Memorandum and Order concluding that the recordation tax payable on an indemnity deed of trust ("IDOT")...more

Changes to the Recordation Tax in Maryland for Refinancing Commercial Mortgage Loans: Recordation Tax Imposed Only on New Money

Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley signed into law an act providing relief to commercial borrowers that wish to refinance or modify loans originally secured by indemnity deeds of trust. This new law, effective July 1, 2013,...more

2013 Maryland IDOT Legislation Expands Exemption Amount Applied For Recordation Tax

As a result of recent Maryland legislation, commercial property owners currently considering the financing or refinancing of their real estate may achieve significant recordation tax savings when using so-called “indemnity...more

Maryland Again Changes Recordation Tax Payable on Indemnity Deeds of Trust - Effective as of July 1, 2013

Recordation Tax Now Charged Upon Recordation of Indemnity Deeds of Trust Securing a Guarantee of a Loan or Related Loans of $3,000,000 or More - Governor Martin O’Malley signed legislation this week that will again...more

Maryland taxes on refinancings to increase – the end of (new) "IDOTS"

On May 22, 2012, Maryland's Governor O'Malley signed legislation mandating that indemnity mortgages and indemnity deeds of trust will be subject to recordation taxes. Property owners now have just over a month to refinance...more

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