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tax certificate

noun

legal Definition of tax certificate

:a certificate issued to the purchaser of property at a tax sale that certifies the sale and entitles the purchaser to a tax deed upon expiration of the period for right of redemption if all taxes and charges have been paid
  • voided the tax certificate when it was determined that the original owner was exempt from paying the delinquent taxes
called also tax sale certificate; compare tax deed at deed

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