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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 54A, NEW JERSEY GROSS INCOME TAX ACT

    Chapter 8: Appointment, powers and duties of commissioners

      Section: 54A:8-10: Filing of estimated tax form required, exceptions.

           3. a. A nonresident taxpayer shall file the estimated tax form with the county recording officer, along with the payment of any estimated tax due, at the time the deed is filed with the county recording officer for recording using the procedures prescribed in such form and accompanying instructions as the director shall prescribe. The nonresident taxpayer shall make that estimated tax payment payable to the Department of the Treasury for the estimated tax which payment shall be separate from any other payment required to be made by the seller or transferor pursuant to law. Except for a nonresident taxpayer who meets one of the exemptions provided in subsection b. of this section, a nonresident taxpayer who is a seller or transferor of real property within this State shall file the estimated tax form, whether or not they have a gain on the sale or transfer.

b. The requirements of this section shall not apply if:

(1) the real property being sold or transferred is used exclusively as the principal residence of the seller or transferor within the meaning of section 121 of the federal Internal Revenue Code of 1986, 26 U.S.C. s.121;

(2) the seller or transferor is a mortgagor conveying the mortgaged property to a mortgagee in foreclosure or in a transfer in lieu of foreclosure with no additional consideration; or

(3) the seller or transferor, or transferee is an agency or authority of the United States of America, an agency or authority of the State of New Jersey, the Federal National Mortgage Association, the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, the Government National Mortgage Association, or a private mortgage insurance company.

c. The principal residence exemption set forth in paragraph (1) of subsection b. of this section, shall apply only if the property sold or transferred was used exclusively as the principal residence of the seller or transferor. If the real property sold or transferred includes both the principal residence and other real property, the taxpayer shall file and pay the estimated tax due based upon the gain on the other real property.

d. A county recording officer shall not record or accept for recording any deed for the sale or transfer of real property subject to P.L.2004, c.55 (C.54A:8-8 et seq.), unless accompanied by a form prescribed by the director pursuant to subsection a. of this section and the payment of any estimated tax shown as payable on such form, or unless such form includes a certification by the seller or transferor on the deed who is an individual, estate or trust that this section is not applicable to the sale or transfer. The method for the certification under this subsection shall be set forth in forms and instructions as shall be prescribed by the director.

e. A county recording officer shall act as an agent of the director for purposes of collecting the estimated gross income tax, if any, shown to be payable upon the form prescribed pursuant to subsection a. of this section. The director, by regulation, shall prescribe one or more methods for the county recording officer's collection of such estimated tax. Every county recording officer shall account for and remit to the county treasurer any funds collected and any returns filed with such county recording officer and the county treasurer shall remit those returns and those funds, net of administrative costs, to the director on such days as the director shall set by regulation consistent with the administration of the provisions of P.L.1968, c.49 (C.46:15-5 et seq.) as amended and supplemented. Every county recording officer also shall follow such procedures and keep such records in respect to the implementation of this section as the director may prescribe.

f. A county recording officer shall not be liable under this section for any inaccuracy in any statement on the form prescribed pursuant to subsection a. of this section or in the amount of estimated gross income tax a county recording officer shall collect under this section so long as the county recording officer shall collect the estimated gross income tax shown as payable on such form.

g. If a deed is recorded notwithstanding an omission or inaccuracy in the form prescribed pursuant to subsection a. of this section or in any certification by the transferor on such form or a deficiency in the payment of estimated gross income tax required by this section, the recording of such deed shall not be invalidated by reason of such omission, inaccuracy, erroneous certification or deficiency nor shall the title founded on such deed be impaired thereby.

h. If there has been an overpayment of tax required to be paid through the estimated tax payments made with the filing of the deed, the overpayment of tax may be refunded prior to the filing of a gross income tax return under such requirements and in a manner as the director shall prescribe, but no interest shall be allowed or paid on such overpayment.

L.2004,c.55,s.3.



This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2012-09-26 13:37:57.


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