- December 23, 2014
- All New York State Office Counsel, Managers and Agents
- New York City Recording with Pending Tax Payer Identification Numbers
As we have advised in our prior Bulletin, Stewart Title Insurance Company was advised that the New York City Registers Office was no longer accepting for recording a Real Property Transfer Tax (RPT) return where any of the parties’ tax payer identification numbers are pending. Previously, a newly formed entity with a pending application to the IRS or an alien entity could list on the RPT all 0’s or 9’s since the number has not yet been issued. According to the City Registers Office, this practice is no longer acceptable. Stewart has been further advised that the New York City Register has adopted new guidelines for the completion and acceptance by the Registers Office of the RPT where only one or no taxpayer identification numbers have been issued.
Until January 5, 2015, a Real Property Transfer Tax return which has only one taxpayer’s identification number will be accepted with 9’s for the party without the taxpayer identification number.
Commencing January 5, 2015, where a return has only one taxpayer identifying number it must be accompanied by an affidavit signed by a party or attorney with the reason there is only one number (number not yet issued- alien entity).
A return where both parties do not have a taxpayer identifying number will require an affidavit for both parties.
At this time there has been no affidavit promulgated. Every affidavit is subject to review by the Register’s Office
Should you have any questions or concerns please contact 212-922-0050 and speak with any Agency Legal Counsel.
THIS BULLETIN IS FURNISHED TO INFORM YOU OF CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS. AS A REMINDER, YOU ARE CHARGED WITH KNOWLEDGE OF THE CONTENT ON VIRTUAL UNDERWRITER AS IT EXISTS FROM TIME TO TIME AS IT APPLIES TO YOU, AS WELL AS ANY OTHER INSTRUCTIONS. OUR UNDERWRITING AGREEMENTS DO NOT AUTHORIZE OUR ISSUING AGENTS TO ENGAGE IN SETTLEMENTS OR CLOSINGS ON BEHALF OF STEWART TITLE GUARANTY COMPANY. THIS BULLETIN IS NOT INTENDED TO DIRECT YOUR ESCROW OR SETTLEMENT PRACTICES OR TO CHANGE PROVISIONS OF APPLICABLE UNDERWRITING AGREEMENTS. CONFIDENTIAL, PROPRIETARY, OR NONPUBLIC PERSONAL INFORMATION SHOULD NEVER BE SHARED OR DISSEMINATED EXCEPT AS ALLOWED BY LAW. IF APPLICABLE STATE LAW OR REGULATION IMPOSES ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS, YOU SHOULD CONTINUE TO COMPLY WITH THOSE REQUIREMENTS.
- Bulletins Replaced:
- Underwriting Manual:
- Exceptions Manual: