Delaware First Time Home Buyer State Transfer Tax Exemption
Delaware First Time Home Buyer State Transfer Tax Exemption was enacted on August 30, 2018 and was made retroactive back to August 1, 2017 when the State of Delaware increased the transfer tax from 1.5% to 2.5% on the state portion, so effective immediately, Delaware First Time Home Buyer‘s portion f the State transfer tax is reduced from 1.25% to 0.75%. The Seller’s portion remains at 1.25%. The first time home buyer exemption applies to purchase price of up to $400,000. If purchase price is above $400,000 then the Delaware first time home buyer pays the full 1.25% on the amount above $400,000.