stamp tax


Definition of stamp tax

: a tax collected by means of a stamp purchased and affixed (as to a deck of playing cards) specifically : such a tax on a document (such as a deed or promissory note)

called also stamp duty

Examples of stamp tax in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That came as Florida voters in 2014 approved an amendment to the state Constitution that requires 33% of documentary-stamp tax revenues collected on real estate transactions to go into what is known as the Land Acquisition Trust Fund. Jim Turner,, "Florida’s GOP leaders may create long-range plan to fight rising seas," 1 Dec. 2020 State and county programs often rely on a pool of documentary stamp tax money that Florida legislators have raided for years for other purposes. Kate Santich,, "New down-payment grants aimed at helping Orlando-area renters become home buyers," 21 June 2019 The state increased what’s known as the documentary stamp tax on sales a quarter century ago. Mary Shanklin,, "Florida affordable housing funds likely to get shifted," 28 Apr. 2017 The money comes from revenue generated by doc stamp taxes, which is the tax assessed on documents such as real estate titles. Larry Barszewski,, "Most South Florida renters take on more than they can afford," 17 Apr. 2018 Anyone who purchases real estate in Florida pays a documentary stamp tax on the transaction, a portion of which is earmarked for trust funds to develop affordable housing. Mary Ellen Klas, miamiherald, "Will there be another raid on affordable housing funds? House says yes.," 2 Feb. 2018 The documentary-stamp tax is expected to generate $862.2 million next fiscal year for a trust fund used to carry out the amendment, according to an August estimate by state economists., "Gov. Scott calls for more money for Florida's environment," 23 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of stamp tax

1764, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of stamp tax was in 1764

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14 Dec 2020

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“Stamp tax.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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Legal Definition of stamp tax

: a tax collected by means of a stamp purchased and affixed (as to a deed)

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