Form 2766 (L-4260) "Property Transfer Affidavit" - Michigan

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L-4260
Michigan Department of Treasury
2766 (Rev. 05-16)
Property Transfer Affidavit
This form is issued under authority of P.A. 415 of 1994. Filing is mandatory.
This form must be filed whenever real estate or some types of personal property are transferred (even if you are not recording a deed). The completed
Affidavit must be filed by the new owner with the assessor for the city or township where the property is located within 45 days of the transfer.
The information on this form is NOT CONFIDENTIAL.
1. Street Address of Property
2. County
3. Date of Transfer (or land contract signed)
4. Location of Real Estate (Check appropriate field and enter name in the space below.)
5. Purchase Price of Real Estate
City
Township
Village
6. Seller’s (Transferor) Name
7. Property Identification Number (PIN). If you don’t have a PIN, attach legal description.
8. Buyer’s (Transferee) Name and Mailing Address
PIN. This number ranges from 10 to 25 digits. It usually includes hyphens and sometimes includes
letters. It is on the property tax bill and on the assessment notice.
9. Buyer’s (Transferee) Telephone Number
Items 10 - 15 are optional. However, by completing them you may avoid further correspondence.
10. Type of Transfer. Transfers include, but are not limited to, deeds, land contracts, transfers involving trusts or wills, certain long-term leases and business interest. See
page 2 for list.
Land Contract
Lease
Deed
Other (specify) _______________________
11. Was property purchased from a financial institution?
12. Is the transfer between related persons?
13. Amount of Down Payment
Yes
No
Yes
No
14. If you financed the purchase, did you pay market rate of interest?
15. Amount Financed (Borrowed)
Yes
No
EXEMPTIONS
Certain types of transfers are exempt from uncapping. If you believe this transfer is exempt, indicate below the type of exemption you are claiming.
If you claim an exemption, your assessor may request more information to support your claim.
Transfer from one spouse to the other spouse
Change in ownership solely to exclude or include a spouse
Transfer between certain family members *(see page 2)
Transfer of that portion of a property subject to a life lease or life estate (until the life lease or life estate expires)
Transfer between certain family members of that portion of a property after the expiration or termination of a life estate or life lease retained
by transferor ** (see page 2)
Transfer to effect the foreclosure or forfeiture of real property
Transfer by redemption from a tax sale
Transfer into a trust where the settlor or the settlor’s spouse conveys property to the trust and is also the sole beneficiary of the trust
Transfer resulting from a court order unless the order specifies a monetary payment
Transfer creating or ending a joint tenancy if at least one person is an original owner of the property (or his/her spouse)
Transfer to establish or release a security interest (collateral)
Transfer of real estate through normal public trading of stock
Transfer between entities under common control or among members of an affiliated group
Transfer resulting from transactions that qualify as a tax-free reorganization under Section 368 of the Internal Revenue Code.
Transfer of qualified agricultural property when the property remains qualified agricultural property and affidavit has been filed.
Transfer of qualified forest property when the property remains qualified forest property and affidavit has been filed.
Transfer of land with qualified conservation easement (land only - not improvements)
Other, specify: __________________________________________________________________________________________________
CErTIfICaTION
I certify that the information above is true and complete to the best of my knowledge.
Printed Name
Signature
Date
Name and title, if signer is other than the owner
Daytime Phone Number
E-mail Address
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L-4260
Michigan Department of Treasury
2766 (Rev. 05-16)
Property Transfer Affidavit
This form is issued under authority of P.A. 415 of 1994. Filing is mandatory.
This form must be filed whenever real estate or some types of personal property are transferred (even if you are not recording a deed). The completed
Affidavit must be filed by the new owner with the assessor for the city or township where the property is located within 45 days of the transfer.
The information on this form is NOT CONFIDENTIAL.
1. Street Address of Property
2. County
3. Date of Transfer (or land contract signed)
4. Location of Real Estate (Check appropriate field and enter name in the space below.)
5. Purchase Price of Real Estate
City
Township
Village
6. Seller’s (Transferor) Name
7. Property Identification Number (PIN). If you don’t have a PIN, attach legal description.
8. Buyer’s (Transferee) Name and Mailing Address
PIN. This number ranges from 10 to 25 digits. It usually includes hyphens and sometimes includes
letters. It is on the property tax bill and on the assessment notice.
9. Buyer’s (Transferee) Telephone Number
Items 10 - 15 are optional. However, by completing them you may avoid further correspondence.
10. Type of Transfer. Transfers include, but are not limited to, deeds, land contracts, transfers involving trusts or wills, certain long-term leases and business interest. See
page 2 for list.
Land Contract
Lease
Deed
Other (specify) _______________________
11. Was property purchased from a financial institution?
12. Is the transfer between related persons?
13. Amount of Down Payment
Yes
No
Yes
No
14. If you financed the purchase, did you pay market rate of interest?
15. Amount Financed (Borrowed)
Yes
No
EXEMPTIONS
Certain types of transfers are exempt from uncapping. If you believe this transfer is exempt, indicate below the type of exemption you are claiming.
If you claim an exemption, your assessor may request more information to support your claim.
Transfer from one spouse to the other spouse
Change in ownership solely to exclude or include a spouse
Transfer between certain family members *(see page 2)
Transfer of that portion of a property subject to a life lease or life estate (until the life lease or life estate expires)
Transfer between certain family members of that portion of a property after the expiration or termination of a life estate or life lease retained
by transferor ** (see page 2)
Transfer to effect the foreclosure or forfeiture of real property
Transfer by redemption from a tax sale
Transfer into a trust where the settlor or the settlor’s spouse conveys property to the trust and is also the sole beneficiary of the trust
Transfer resulting from a court order unless the order specifies a monetary payment
Transfer creating or ending a joint tenancy if at least one person is an original owner of the property (or his/her spouse)
Transfer to establish or release a security interest (collateral)
Transfer of real estate through normal public trading of stock
Transfer between entities under common control or among members of an affiliated group
Transfer resulting from transactions that qualify as a tax-free reorganization under Section 368 of the Internal Revenue Code.
Transfer of qualified agricultural property when the property remains qualified agricultural property and affidavit has been filed.
Transfer of qualified forest property when the property remains qualified forest property and affidavit has been filed.
Transfer of land with qualified conservation easement (land only - not improvements)
Other, specify: __________________________________________________________________________________________________
CErTIfICaTION
I certify that the information above is true and complete to the best of my knowledge.
Printed Name
Signature
Date
Name and title, if signer is other than the owner
Daytime Phone Number
E-mail Address
2766, Page 2
Instructions:
This form must be filed when there is a transfer of real property or one of the following types of personal property:
• Buildings on leased land.
• Leasehold improvements, as defined in MCL Section 211.8(h).
• Leasehold estates, as defined in MCL Section 211.8(i) and (j).
Transfer of ownership means the conveyance of title to or a present interest in property, including the beneficial use of the
property. For complete descriptions of qualifying transfers, please refer to MCL Section 211.27a(6)(a-j).
Excerpts from Michigan Compiled Laws (MCL), Chapter 211
**Section 211.27a(7)(d): Beginning December 31, 2014, a transfer of that portion of residential real property that had been
subject to a life estate or life lease retained by the transferor resulting from expiration or termination of that life estate or life
lease, if the transferee is the transferor’s or transferor’s spouse’s mother, father, brother, sister, son, daughter, adopted son,
adopted daughter, grandson, or granddaughter and the residential real property is not used for any commercial purpose
following the transfer. Upon request by the department of treasury or the assessor, the transferee shall furnish proof within
30 days that the transferee meets the requirements of this subdivision. If a transferee fails to comply with a request by the
department of treasury or assessor under this subdivision, that transferee is subject to a fine of $200.00.
*Section 211.27a(7)(u): Beginning December 31, 2014, a transfer of residential real property if the transferee is the
transferor’s or the transferor’s spouse’s mother, father, brother, sister, son, daughter, adopted son, adopted daughter,
grandson, or granddaughter and the residential real property is not used for any commercial purpose following the
conveyance. Upon request by the department of treasury or the assessor, the transferee shall furnish proof within 30
days that the transferee meets the requirements of this subparagraph. If a transferee fails to comply with a request by the
department of treasury or assessor under this subparagraph, that transferee is subject to a fine of $200.00.
Section 211.27a(10): “... the buyer, grantee, or other transferee of the property shall notify the appropriate assessing office
in the local unit of government in which the property is located of the transfer of ownership of the property within 45 days of
the transfer of ownership, on a form prescribed by the state tax commission that states the parties to the transfer, the date
of the transfer, the actual consideration for the transfer, and the property’s parcel identification number or legal description.”
Section 211.27(5): “Except as otherwise provided in subsection (6), the purchase price paid in a transfer of property
is not the presumptive true cash value of the property transferred. In determining the true cash value of transferred
property, an assessing officer shall assess that property using the same valuation method used to value all other
property of that same classification in the assessing jurisdiction.”
Penalties:
Section 211.27b(1): “If the buyer, grantee, or other transferee in the immediately preceding transfer of ownership of
property does not notify the appropriate assessing office as required by section 27a(10), the property’s taxable value shall
be adjusted under section 27a(3) and all of the following shall be levied:
(a) Any additional taxes that would have been levied if the transfer of ownership had been recorded as required under this
act from the date of transfer.
(b) Interest and penalty from the date the tax would have been originally levied.
(c) For property classified under section 34c as either industrial real property or commercial real property, a penalty in the
following amount:
(i) Except as otherwise provided in subparagraph (ii), if the sale price of the property transferred is $100,000,000.00 or
less, $20.00 per day for each separate failure beginning after the 45 days have elapsed, up to a maximum of $1,000.00.
(ii) If the sale price of the property transferred is more than $100,000,000.00, $20,000.00 after the 45 days have elapsed.
(d) For real property other than real property classified under section 34c as industrial real property or commercial real
property, a penalty of $5.00 per day for each separate failure beginning after the 45 days have elapsed, up to a maximum
of $200.00.
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