201.01 Documents taxable, generally.—There shall be levied, collected, and paid the taxes specified in this chapter, for and in respect to the several documents, bonds, debentures or certificates of stock and indebtedness, and other documents, instruments, matters, writings, and things described in the following sections, or for or in respect of the vellum, parchment, paper, or any other medium whether tangible, electronic, or otherwise, upon which such document, instrument, matter, writing, or thing, or any of them, is written, printed, or created electronically or otherwise, by any person who makes, signs, executes, issues, sells, removes, consigns, assigns, records, or ships the same, or for whose benefit or use the same are made, signed, executed, issued, sold, removed, consigned, assigned, recorded, or shipped in the state. Unless exempt under s. 201.24 or under any state or federal law, if the United States, the state, or any political subdivision of the state is a party to a document taxable under this chapter, any tax specified in this chapter shall be paid by a nonexempt party to the document. The documentary stamp taxes shall be paid on all recordable instruments requiring documentary stamp tax according to law, prior to recordation. With respect to mortgages or trust deeds which do not incorporate the certificate of indebtedness, a notation shall be made on the note or certificate that the tax has been paid on the mortgage or trust deed.
History.—s. 1, ch. 15787, 1931; CGL 1936 Supp. 1279(111); s. 1, ch. 61-278; s. 1, ch. 77-414; s. 6, ch. 87-102; s. 5, ch. 96-395; s. 2, ch. 2007-233.