ARE YOU DUE A REFUND OF A $75 RECORDING TAX?
In 2017, the governor signed Senate Bill 2, imposing a $75 tax on the recording of documents. Then in March 2018, the governor signed a new law that amended SB 2 to fix problems with its implementation.
You may be eligible for a refund if you paid a $75 recording tax that was charged in error.
For example, if you paid a $75 recording tax, or multiple $75 charges, to record the release of a tax lien, you are due a refund.
Many citizens were charged improperly, primarily for recording tax lien releases, child support lien releases, even lien releases not related to real property (jet skis, for example). Additional mistakes could be numerous.
If you believe you were charged a recording tax that you should not have had to pay, you must request a refund in writing by sending a letter to the county recorder. Neither the state nor the county recorder will issue refunds of erroneous taxes automatically.
HJTA’s legal team has created a form letter that you can download and print to request a refund. You’ll find it on our website here.
Be sure to keep a copy of the signed letter for your records.