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Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session


Posted: December 1, 2020 12:00 PM
From: Representative Torren C. Ecker
To: All House members
Subject: Pennsylvania Realty Property Transfer Tax Exemption
In the near future, I plan to introduce legislation that would exempt individuals and/or married couples who wish to transfer their real estate to a limited liability company from the Pennsylvania realty property transfer tax.

Currently, if a married couple or individual wishes to put their rental property/properties into an LLC they are forced to pay a 2% transfer tax to complete the transaction. Placing rental properties into an LLC is a way to protect personal assets, shield the rental property owners from personal liability, and for other income tax benefits. Mandating an additional 2% transfer tax is a burdensome and unnecessary fee. This also discourages these individuals and married couples from entering into a new business opportunity.

My legislation would make it possible for individuals and married couples to protect their personal assets without being penalized for doing so.

Please join me in co-sponsoring this legislation.

Introduced as HB679