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By Cynthia Rignanese
Contributing Writer 

Being Married Has New Benefit on Deed Transfers Starting July 1


Last updated 6/28/2019 at 3:52pm

Attorney Cynthia Rignanese

Last year, Florida Law was amended to provide that documentary taxes do not apply to a deed that conveys homestead property between spouses, if the only consideration for the conveyance is the amount of a mortgage and if the deed was recorded within one (1) year after the date of the marriage. The Law applied to conveyances from one spouse to the other, from one spouse to both spouses, or from both spouses to one spouse. The 2019 legislative change further amended the statute to remove the requirement that the deed be recorded within one (1) year of the date of marriage. There is no longer...

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