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Learn about Jamaican real estate taxes

When purchasing or selling Jamaica real estate there are several taxes that one must consider. These Jamaica real estate taxes are mandatory either during purchase or after sale and while holding the Jamaica real estate. Worldwide Realtors has collected the information government taxes when dealing with Jamaica real estate. Some Jamaica real estate taxes listed as percentages, rates and time involved will vary depending on the particular institution, attorneys, parties involved and other factors during the Jamaica real estate transaction.

 

However all the Jamaica real estate taxes as administered by the government of Jamaica is accurate as at January 1, 2006. The buyer's Jamaica real estate attorney must do a title search prior to deposits and signing the Jamaica real estate sale agreement. At times the Stamp Office will require a new valuation of the Jamaica real estate property. If so, this can sometimes slow the process down. A deposit of 15% - 20% of the sale price of the Jamaica real estate is required for the transaction to begin.

 

There are two types of taxes levied during all Jamaica real estate transactions. The first type involves taxes levied on both the buyer and the seller when buying or selling Jamaica real estate. These are levied by the Stamp Office which handles all stamping on Jamaica real estate titles, and the Titles Office which holds copies and prepares all new Jamaica real estate titles. Below is a comprehensive list of the taxes levied during the sale of Jamaica real estate on both buyer and seller.

 

The tables represents the percentage due for SALE PRICE of the Jamaica real estate. For the vendor in the Jamaica real estate transaction there is one variable commission paid to a Jamaica real estate realtor to assist with the sale. And for the buyer if he/she is accessing a mortgage facility.

 

SELLER'S COSTS

VENDOR'S SHARE

PERCENT

Stamp Duty

½

2.75%

Registration

½

0.25%

Agreement for Sale

½

0.20%

G.C.T. (15%) Sale Price

 

0.03%

Transfer Tax

full

7.50%

Commission On Sale

 

5.00%

G.C.T. (15%) On Commission

 

0.75%

Approximate Sale Sub - Total

 

18.75%

Attorney's Fees Vary

 

1.50 - 3.00%

G.C.T. (15%) on Attorney's Fees

 

0.45%

Approximate Total Cost

 

20.00%

 

 

 

BUYER'S COSTS

BUYER'S SHARE

PERCENT

Stamp Duty

½

2.75%

Registration

½

0.25%

Agreement for Sale

½

0.03%

G. C. T. on Agreement for Sale

 

0.03%

Attorney's Cost

 

1.50 - 3.00%

G.C.T.on Attorney's Cost

 

0.45%

Approximate Sub- Total

 

5.18 - 6.68%

With a mortgage from Bank

 

3.00%

Approximate Total Cost

 

8.18 - 9.68 %

 

The next type of Jamaica real estate taxes are levied on the buyer for a long term. Each owner of Jamaica real estate is charged property taxes. This is done on a tiered basis, by the value of the property. Property taxes on Jamaica real estate is paid annually and also carries fines if not paid on a timely basis. The value of the Jamaica real estate property is determined by the Jamaica real estate National Land Agency.

 

These individuals place a ‘value’ on the property and your are then required to make your payments to clear the Jamaica real estate property taxes at the closest Jamaica tax revenue office.

 

There are several methods that can be used to appeal the value of your Jamaica real estate that can prevent someone from paying a high property tax and a low property tax.


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