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The New York City Mansion Tax is a progressive buyer closing cost which ranges from 1% to 3.9% of the purchase price on sales valued at $1 million or more. The Mansion Tax itself consists of 8 individual tax brackets, with the lowest rate of 1% applying to purchases at or above $1 million and less than $2 million. The highest Mansion Tax rate of 3.9% applies to purchases of residential property valued at $25 million or more. Prior to the 2019 update, the Mansion Tax was a fixed rate of 1% for all purchases of $1 million or more.
NYC Transfer Tax
The NYC Transfer Tax is a seller closing cost of 1% for sales below $500k and 1.425% for sales of $500k or more. Higher rates apply for commercial transactions and multifamily properties with 4 or more units. In addition to the NYC Transfer Tax, sellers in NYC must also pay New York State Transfer Taxes. The combined NYC and NYS Transfer Taxes are the second largest closing cost for sellers aside from broker commissions.
NY State Transfer Tax
The New York State Transfer Tax is 0.4% for sales below $3 million and 0.65% for sales of $3 million or more. The higher rate of 0.65% kicks-in at a lower threshold of $2 million for commercial transactions and residential properties with 4 or more units. Prior to the New York Tax Law amendments in 2019, the NYS Transfer Tax was previously a fixed 0.4% regardless of the sale price. The New York State Transfer Tax is authorized by New York Consolidated Laws, Tax Law – TAX § 1402.
How much is the Mansion Tax in NYC?
The NYC Mansion Tax is 1% to 3.9% of the purchase price, applicable to purchases of $1 million or more. The Mansion Tax in NYC consists of 8 tax brackets. The lowest rate of 1% applies to purchases at or above $1 million and less than $2 million. The highest Mansion Tax rate of 3.9% applies to purchases of residential property valued at $25 million or more.
How much are buyer closing costs in NYC?
Buyer closing costs in NYC, including the Mansion Tax, are approximately 4% for condos and houses, 2% for co-ops and 6% or more for new developments, assuming you are financing. Closing costs may be lower for an all-cash purchase. You can reduce your closing costs and save up to 2% on your purchase by requesting a Hauseit Buyer Closing Credit.
Is it possible to reduce my buyer closing costs in NYC?
Yes. You can reduce your buyer closing costs and save up to 2% on your purchase by requesting a buyer agent commission rebate through Hauseit. Rebates are a legal and non-taxable way to reduce your buyer closing costs while receiving traditional, full-service representation from a seasoned buyer’s agent throughout the purchase process.
How much can I save with a commission rebate?
At Hauseit, we offer buyers the ability to save up to 2 percent and reduce buyer closing costs through the largest broker commission rebate in NYC. The buyer of a $2 million property in NYC can save $40,000, assuming that the buyer agent commission being offered is 3 percent. Better yet, IRS has issued an opinion letter stating that closing credits and commission incentives provided by real estate brokers are generally not taxable.
How do buyer agent commission rebates work?
We pair you with an experienced, local partner buyer’s agent who will not only serve the role as a traditional, full-service buyer’s broker but who has already agreed to discreetly write you a check for up to 2 percent of the purchase price at closing, which comes out of the commission paid by the seller. Hauseit’s partner brokers are traditional brokerage firms and agents based locally in NYC who never openly discount or offer rebates online. Learn more here.