Documentary Stamp Taxes

Documentary stamp tax is a tax levied at the rate of $.70 per $100 (or portion thereof) on documents that transfer interest in Florida real property.  These documents include warranty deeds and quit claim deeds.  This tax is usually paid to the Clerk of Court at the time the document is recorded.  Documentary stamp tax is payable by any of the parties in a taxable transaction. If one party is tax exempt, the tax must be paid by the nonexempt party.