TAX

Taxes, Real Property

The Company generally does not insure tax titles unless a judicial foreclosure occurred and the owner and foreclosed lienholders were personally served, or unless you also secure a deed from the owner and release from such foreclosed lienholders. You must confirm that all taxes and assessments that are liens on the land are satisfied or excepted (by general or specific exception).

Requirement

TAXR01 STG

Possible Retroactive Taxes

Unless all of the land is properly assessed and all the taxes and assessments paid thereon, the Policy when issued will contain the following exception:
“Retroactive assessments for taxes against the land, and all interest and penalties which may accrue.”
Comment: You should use this exception if part of the land or improvements on the land have not been included in assessments (e.g., house not included; abandoned street not assessed).

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TAXR02 STG

Payment of Taxes at Closing

The Company requires the payment of all taxes and assessments and any penalties and interest, due and payable at closing.
Comment: You should use this exception if you close the transaction.

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TAXR03 STG

Payment of Taxes as of Policy Date

The Company requires the payment of all taxes and assessments and any penalties and interest, due and payable at Date of Policy.
Comment: You should use this exception if you will not close the transaction.

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TAXR04 STG

Payment of Prior Taxes

The Company requires the payment of all taxes and assessments and any penalties and interest for the year ______ and prior years.
Comment: This is an alternative method to require the payment of all taxes.

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TAXR05 STG

Tax Sale - Require Deed from Last Record Owner

The interest of _________________(“Taxpayer”) was acquired by conveyances originating from that Tax Deed recorded ________.  The Company requires for its review a satisfactory Deed from the Taxpayer.  At that time, the Company may make additional requirements or exceptions.

Comment: You should require a deed from the taxpayer (last record owner if the taxpayer was not personally served, or if the foreclosure was defective).

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TAXR06 STG

Delinquent Assessments

The payments for _____________ assessments are now delinquent. The amount necessary to bring the payments current is: $________ and any penalties and interest, if paid by ____________.
Comment: This requirement describes specific, known delinquent assessments.

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TAXR07 STG

Awaiting Tax Report

For Informational Purposes Only: A report on taxes and assessments has been ordered. The Company will send a tax supplement when it is received.
Comment: This note may be used if a tax search has not yet been secured.

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Exception

TAXX01 ALTA

Additional Taxes Because of Improvements

Any possible additional tax assessment and any penalties and interest, because of construction and improvements.
Comment: If improvements have not been properly included in the current or prior years’ assessments, you should add this exception.

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TAXX03 ALTA

Retroactive Taxes

Retroactive assessments for taxes against the land, and all interest and penalties which may accrue.
Comment: You should use this exception if the land (or improvements) or a portion of the land (e.g., an abandoned road) has not been included in tax assessments.

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TAXX07 STG

Taxing District

The land is in ______________________ district and is subject to the payment of taxes or assessments levied by said district.
Comment: You should use this exception for information if the land is in a district disclosed in the public records.

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TAXX08 STG

Taxing District (Refer to Recording Date)

The land is in _________________________ district as reflected by the notice recorded _________________ and is subject to the payment of taxes or assessments levied by said district.
Comment: This is an alternative exception to use for information if the land is in a district disclosed in the public records.

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TAXX12 STG

Taxes Not Yet Due

Company insures that standby fees, taxes and assessments by any taxing authority for the years _____ are not yet due and payable.

Comment: P-29 provides that this affirmative coverage may be added after the promulgated standard tax exception if the Company is satisfied that all taxes, standby fees and assessments by any taxing authority for the year of the issuance of the Mortgagee Policy or Interim Binder are not yet due and payable. In addition, the premium required by R-24 must be paid.

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TAXX13 STG

Redemption Rights

Rights of redemption in favor of _______________________ in connection with the suit to foreclose lien reflected by Deed recorded _______________ for a period of __________________ after ______________________________.
Comment: You may use this exception if the Company is willing to insure a tax foreclosure and if redemption rights have not expired.

Note: You may add additional local exceptions here. Please consult with our underwriting personnel in preparing appropriate provisions.

See Underwriting Manual