199.135 Due date and payment of nonrecurring tax.—The nonrecurring tax imposed on notes, bonds, and other obligations for payment of money secured by a mortgage, deed of trust, or other lien evidenced by a written instrument presented for recordation shall be due and payable when the instrument is presented for recordation. If there is no written instrument or if it is not so presented within 30 days following creation of the obligation, then the tax shall be due and payable within 30 days following creation of the obligation.
(1) Where an instrument giving rise to the mortgage, deed of trust, or other lien is recorded, the person recording it shall pay the tax to the clerk of the circuit court to whom the instrument is presented for recording. The clerk shall note the amount received upon the instrument. If the instrument is being recorded in more than one county, the tax may be paid to the clerk of circuit court in any such county, and, upon request, such clerk shall notify the clerks of circuit court in the other counties as to such payment.
(2) Where no instrument is recorded, the tax shall be paid to the department as provided by rule.
(3) No later than 7 working days after the end of each week, each clerk shall transmit to the department all nonrecurring intangible taxes collected during the preceding week, together with a report certifying the amount of tax collected with respect to all instruments upon which the tax was paid. Each clerk shall be compensated 0.5 percent of any tax he or she collects under s. 199.133 as collection costs in the form of a deduction from the amount of tax due and remitted by the clerk, and the department shall allow the deduction to the clerk remitting the tax in the manner as provided by the department.
(4) With respect to the nonrecurring tax imposed pursuant to s. 199.133, the taxpayer shall be solely liable for payment of the tax but may pass on the amount of such tax to the borrower or mortgagor.
(5)(a) In recognition of the special escrow requirements that apply to sales of timeshare interests in timeshare plans pursuant to s. 721.08, tax on notes or other obligations secured by a mortgage, deed of trust, or other lien upon real property situated in this state executed in conjunction with the sale by a developer of a timeshare interest in a timeshare plan is due and payable on the earlier of the date on which:
1. The mortgage, deed of trust, or other lien is recorded; or
2. All of the conditions precedent to the release of the purchaser’s escrowed funds or other property pursuant to s. 721.08(2)(c) have been met, regardless of whether the developer has posted an alternative assurance. Tax due under this subparagraph is due and payable on or before the 20th day of the month following the month in which these conditions were met.
(b)1. If tax has been paid to the department under subparagraph (a)2., and the note, other written obligation, mortgage, deed of trust, or other lien with respect to which the tax was paid is subsequently recorded, a notation reflecting the prior payment of the tax must be made upon the mortgage or other lien.
2. Notwithstanding paragraph (a), if funds are designated on a closing statement as tax collected from the purchaser, but the mortgage, deed of trust, or other lien with respect to which the tax was collected has not been recorded or filed in this state, the tax must be paid to the department on or before the 20th day of the month following the month in which the funds are available for release from escrow, unless the funds have been refunded to the purchaser.
(c) The department may adopt rules to administer the method for reporting tax due under this subsection.
History.—s. 11, ch. 85-342; s. 4, ch. 87-102; s. 68, ch. 94-353; s. 1480, ch. 95-147; s. 3, ch. 2005-280.