1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Tax
  4. Article 31-B: Tax On Real Estate Transfers In the Town of Brookhaven


Section 1442 Payment of tax

Tax (TAX)

1. The real estate transfer tax imposed pursuant to this article shall be paid to the treasurer or the recording officer acting as the agent of the treasurer upon designation as such agent by the treasurer. Such tax shall be paid at the same time as the real estate transfer tax imposed by article thirty-one of this chapter is required to be paid. Such treasurer or recording officer shall endorse upon each deed or instrument effecting a conveyance a receipt for the amount of the tax so paid.

  2. A return shall be required to be filed with such treasurer or recording officer for purposes of the real estate transfer tax imposed pursuant to this article at the same time as a return is required to be filed for purposes of the real estate transfer tax imposed by article thirty-one of this chapter. The treasurer shall prescribe the form of return, the information which it shall contain, and the documentation that shall accompany the return. Said form shall be identical to the real estate transfer tax return required to be filed pursuant to section fourteen hundred nine of this chapter, except that the treasurer shall adapt said form to reflect the provisions in this chapter that are inconsistent, different, or in addition to the provisions of article thirty-one of this chapter. The real estate transfer tax returns required to be filed pursuant to this section shall be preserved for three years and thereafter until such treasurer or recording officer orders them to be destroyed.

  3. The recording officer shall not record an instrument effecting a conveyance unless the return required by this section has been filed and the tax imposed pursuant to this article shall have been paid as required in this section.

  * NB Repealed December 31, 2025