N.Y. Tax Law Section 253-I
Recording tax imposed by the county of Columbia


1.

Columbia county, acting through its local legislative body, is hereby authorized and empowered to adopt and amend local laws imposing in such county a tax of fifty cents for each one hundred dollars and each remaining major fraction thereof of principal debt or obligation which is or under any contingency may be secured at the date of execution thereof, or at any time thereafter, by a mortgage on real property situated within such county and recorded on or after the date upon which such tax takes effect and a tax of fifty cents on such mortgage if the principal debt or obligation which is or by any contingency may be secured by such mortgage is less than one hundred dollars.

2.

The taxes imposed under the authority of this section shall be administered and collected in the same manner as the taxes imposed under subdivision one of section two hundred fifty-three and paragraph (b) of subdivision one of § 255 (Supplemental mortgages)section two hundred fifty-five of this article. Except as otherwise provided in this section, all the provisions of this article relating to or applicable to the administration and collection of the taxes imposed by such subdivisions shall apply to the taxes imposed under the authority of this section with such modifications as may be necessary to adapt such language to the tax so authorized. Such provisions shall apply with the same force and effect as if those provisions had been set forth in full in this section except to the extent that any provision is either inconsistent with a provision of this section or not relevant to the tax authorized by this section. For purposes of this section, any reference in this article to the tax or taxes imposed by this article shall be deemed to refer to a tax imposed pursuant to this section, and any reference to the phrase “within this state” shall be read as “within Columbia county”, unless a different meaning is clearly required.

3.

Where the real property covered by the mortgage subject to the tax imposed pursuant to the authority of this section is situated in this state but within and without the county imposing such tax, the amount of such tax due and payable to such county shall be determined in a manner similar to that prescribed in the first paragraph of § 260 (Determination and apportionment by the state tax commission)section two hundred sixty of this article which concerns real property situated in two or more counties. Where such property is situated both within such county and without the state, the amount due and payable to such county shall be determined in the manner prescribed in the second paragraph of such section two hundred sixty which concerns property situated within and without the state. Where real property is situated within and without the county imposing such tax, the recording officer of the jurisdiction in which the mortgage is first recorded shall be required to collect the taxes imposed pursuant to this section.

4.

A tax imposed pursuant to the authority of this section shall be in addition to the taxes imposed by section two hundred fifty-three of this article.

5.

Notwithstanding any provision of this article to the contrary, the balance of all moneys paid to the recording officer of the county of Columbia during each month upon account of the tax imposed pursuant to the authority of this section, after deducting the necessary expenses of his or her office as provided in § 262 (Expenses of officers)section two hundred sixty-two of this article, except taxes paid upon mortgages which under the provisions of this section or section two hundred sixty of this article are first to be apportioned by the commissioner, shall be paid over by such officer on or before the tenth day of each succeeding month to the Columbia county treasurer and, after the deduction by the Columbia county treasurer of the necessary expenses of his or her office provided in § 262 (Expenses of officers)section two hundred sixty-two of this article shall be deposited in the general fund of the county of Columbia for expenditure on any county purpose. Notwithstanding the provisions of the preceding sentence, the tax so imposed and paid upon mortgages covering real property situated in two or more counties, which under the provisions of this section or section two hundred sixty of this article are first to be apportioned by the commissioner, shall be paid over by the recording officer receiving the same as provided by the determination of said commissioner.

6.

Each enactment of a local law may provide for the imposition of a mortgage tax for a period of time no longer than three years from the date of its enactment. Nothing in this section shall prohibit the adoption and enactment of local laws, pursuant to the provisions of this section, upon the expiration of any other local law adopted pursuant to this section.

7.

Any local law imposing a tax pursuant to the authority of this section or repealing or suspending such a tax shall take effect only on the first day of a calendar month. Such a local law shall not be effective unless a certified copy thereof is mailed by registered or certified mail to the commissioner at the commissioner’s office in Albany at least thirty days prior to the date the local law shall take effect.

8.

Certified copies of any local law described in this section shall also be filed with the county clerk of the county of Columbia, the secretary of state and the state comptroller within five days after the date it is duly enacted.

Source: Section 253-I — Recording tax imposed by the county of Columbia, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/TAX/253-I (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jul. 20, 2024).

250
Definitions
251
Procedure for review
252
Exemptions
252‑A
Other exemptions
253
Recording tax
253‑A
Recording tax by a city of one million or more
253‑B
Credit line mortgage
253‑C
Recording tax imposed by the county of Nassau
253‑D
Recording tax imposed by the city of Yonkers
253‑E
Recording tax imposed by the county of Broome
253‑F
Recording tax imposed by the county of Rockland
253‑G
Recording tax imposed by the county of Westchester
253‑H
Recording tax imposed by the county of Lewis
253‑I
Recording tax imposed by the county of Columbia
253‑J
Recording tax imposed by the county of Sullivan
253‑J*2
Recording tax imposed by the county of Hamilton
253‑J*3
Recording tax imposed by the county of Essex
253‑J*4
Recording tax imposed by the county of Schoharie
253‑K
Recording tax imposed by the county of Genesee
253‑L
Recording tax imposed by the county of Rensselaer
253‑M
Recording tax imposed by the county of Wayne
253‑N
Recording tax imposed by the county of Wyoming
253‑O
Recording tax imposed by the county of Chautauqua
253‑P
Recording tax imposed by the county of Albany
253‑R
Recording tax imposed by the county of Schenectady
253‑S
Recording tax imposed by the county of Steuben
253‑T
Recording tax imposed by the county of Yates
253‑U
Recording tax imposed by the county of Herkimer
253‑V
Recording tax imposed by the county of Cortland
253‑W
Recording tax imposed by the county of Warren
253‑X
Recording tax imposed by the county of Cattaraugus
253‑X*2
Recording tax imposed by the county of Greene
253‑Y
Recording tax imposed by the county of Madison
253‑Y*2
Recording tax imposed by the county of Livingston
253‑Y*3
Recording tax imposed by the county of Washington
254
Optional tax on prior mortgages
255
Supplemental mortgages
256
Mortgages for indefinite amounts or for contract obligations
257
Payment of taxes
257‑A
Refund of mortgage taxes after rescission of certain credit transactions
258
Effect of nonpayment of taxes
258‑A
Payment of tax on instruments not recorded
259
Trust mortgages
260
Determination and apportionment by the state tax commission
261
Payment over and distribution of taxes
262
Expenses of officers
263
Supervisory power of commissioner of taxation and finance and comptroller
264
Tax on prior advance mortgages
265
Tax a lien
266
Enforcement
267
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Accessed:
Jul. 20, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

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