Definitions for "Tax certificate"
The certificate issued to the purchaser of land at a tax sale certifying to the sale and the payment of the consideration thereof, and entitling the purchaser upon certain conditions and at a certain time thereafter to a deed or instrument of conveyance (called a tax deed) of the land, to be executed by the proper officer.
A certificate from the appropriate taxing authority giving the status of real estate taxes or other assessments affecting the property.
A certificate issued by a government as evidence of the conditional transfer of title to tax-delinquent property from the original owner to the holder of the certificate. If the owner does not pay the amount of the tax arrearage and other charges required by law during the specified period of redemption, the holder can foreclose to obtain title. Also called tax sale certificate and tax lien certificate in some jurisdictions.
A tax charged by some state or local governments at the time of transfer of real estate title from one owner to another. For our comparison purposes, these fees are considered to be a tax or other unavoidable fee.
A written statement by the County Treasurer of the taxes due on a particular property.
Purchased from a tax service company, this document provides the title company with the necessary information to prorate taxes and to ensure the lender that the taxes have been paid for the previous year. Normally charged to the seller.
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