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New Jersey Mansion Tax Law Amended

Rate Reduction

In accordance with the agreements with the Attorney General of the State of New York and New York State Department of Insurance,
the New York State Department of Insurance has approved rate reduction of 15% on all purchase (fee) transactions insuring liability
amounts up to one million ($1,000,000.00) dollars.
First American
Fidelity and Chicago


Section 14 of the TIRSA Rate Manual has been changed, with an effective date of February 15, 2006.
you must revise all refinance invoices for transactions that close on or after that date. Implementation of Section 14 Changes will require your immediate attention and full cooperation. Agents will recognize the need to educate personnel, to furnish customers with updated rate information. Section 14 Rate Change

Pan-Asian American Leadership Caucus - 2005 Leadership Development Forum 

The 2005 Leadership Development Forum will be held on June 11, 2005 at The Yale Club, 50 Vanderbilt Avenue, New York, NY.
The Forum is the extension of the Caucus's series of educational and outreach activities and leadership addresses. This one-day training will be focused on educating interested emerging APA leaders about the electoral process and how to play a vital role in expanding civic and community participation...More


May 10, 2005 - New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson, Jr. with honorees at his Asian Pacific Island Heritage celebration at Surrogate's Court on Monday, May 9, 2005.....More


April 11, 2005 - New York City is enforcing its Mortgage Tax Aggregation rule in a manner not anticipated. Under the state statute imposing the New York City portion of the mortgage tax, mortgages affecting property in New York City recorded within one (1) year of each other and made by the same or related mortgagors, are aggregated for purposes of determining the appropriate mortgage tax rate....More

Current Developments Special Edition and Interpretations of Spreader Agreements and Wraparound Mortgages 

November 24, 2004 - Current Developments issued on August 30, 2004 reported on state legislation amending the Tax Law as regards mortgage recording tax for transactions on property in New York City...More

Fulton County Mortgage Recording Tax Increase 

Effective December 1, 2004, Fulton County has elected to impose the additional mortgage recording tax. The additional mortgage recording tax is imposed at the rate of $.25 for each $100.00 secured by the mortgage....More

Irwin K. Liu, Esq. appointed to the Board of Nassau County Industrial Development Agency 

August 2, 2004 - Irwin K. Liu, Esq. appointed as a member of the Board to the Nassau County Industrial Development Agency, which promotes the development of commerce and industry in Nassau County by providing tax and financial assistance to qualified applicants...More

TP-584s Update - Nassau County-Payment of New York State Real Estate Transfer Tax (July 19, 2004) 

On July 14, 2004, Nassau County Clerk issued a letter to New York State Land Title Association informing the Association that effective August 1, 2004 the office would no longer stamp the Combined Real Estate Transfer Tax Return ("TP-584") to acknowledge receipt of the State’s Real Estate Transfer Tax until the conveyance in question is reviewed and accepted for recording or recorded by that office.... interest and penalties accrues on the State’s Transfer Tax if the Tax is not paid within fifteen days following the date of the related conveyance...More

Automated City Register Information System (ACRIS) 

New York City’s Department of Finance
has posted an announcement on its Automated City Register Information System (ACRIS) Web Site advising that ACRIS release 2.1, including E-Tax Forms, is Scheduled for implementation on July 3, 2004......More

New Jersey Underground Storage Tanks (USTs) 

Financial Responsibility Requirements
...financial responsibility for owners and operators of underground storage tank systems for the purpose of remediation and for compensating for bodily injury and property damage as a result of a discharge from an underground storage tank system.....More

Homeowners with Underground Oil Tanks In Nassau County 
If you use fuel oil to heat your house or for hot water and if you store that oil in an underground tank...

A Homeowner's Guide 
Most home heating oil tanks, typically under 1100 gallons, are not regulated by the State... But if you live in one of the 5 delegated counties, you are encouraged to contact the county agency to determine whether they are regulated..... More

Records of Violations & Fines for Multi-Family Buildings in NYC 
Search for past Violations and Fines for Multi-Family units in New York City..... More