Senate Bill 88
152nd General Assembly (Present)
Senate Executive 4/19/23
Awaiting consideration in Committee
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 30 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE REALTY TRANSFER TAX.
This Act alters the State realty transfer tax credit offered to first-time home buyers. Currently, there is a 0.50% reduction in the State realty transfer tax for first-time home buyers for the first $400,000 of value of the property. This Act completely exempts the first $250,000 of value of property purchased by a first-time home buyer from their portion of the State realty transfer tax and removes the first-time homebuyer tax credit for property valued at $1,000,000 or more. Between $250,000 and $1,000,000, this Act establishes the realty transfer tax applicable to a first-time homebuyer as follows: (1) For property valued from $250,001 through $300,000, the realty transfer tax is reduced to 0.25%. (2) For property valued from $300,001 through $350,000, the realty transfer tax is reduced to 0.50%. (3) For property valued from $350,001 through $400,000, the realty transfer tax is reduced to 0.75%. (4) For property valued from $400,001 through $999,999, the realty transfer tax is reduced by an amount equal to 0.50% multiplied by $400,000. This provides property valued from $400,001 through $999,999 the current realty transfer tax credit offered to first-time home buyers. This Act also makes technical corrections to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual.
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Takes effect upon being signed into law