Tag: tax

How to qualify for DC Homestead Deduction

Real estate agents and homebuyers often ask us about DC Homestead Deduction, a program that offers tax relief to District homeowners. Who qualifies and what are the benefits?  As a complimentary service, Federal Title will complete and file...

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Avoid the DC recapture tax ‘surprise’

If you are an agent listing a property for a decedent’s estate/personal representative in DC, help your client and the prospective purchaser avoid a potential big surprise – the real property recapture tax. DC Office of Tax and Revenue has...

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Real property tax assessment guide

While all government jurisdictions collect taxes on real property, each does so in its unique way. Collection methods and tax due dates, for example, vary from one jurisdiction to the next. To help you navigate real property taxes in the...

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Transfer taxes, real property taxes… Explained

"In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes," Ben Franklin once famously said. Yet when it comes to taxes on real property – especially for first-time homebuyers – we find much uncertainty and confusion exists....

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