Real Estate Withholding Requirement -Withholding is required when California real estate is sold or transferred. The real estate escrow person (REEP) is required to notify buyers of withholding requirements, unless the buyer is a QI in a deferred exchange. The amount withheld from the seller or transferor is sent to the FTB as required by R&TC Section 18662.
Real state Escrow Person (REEP) - The REEP is anyone involved in closing the real estate transaction which includes any attorney, escrow company, title company, QI, or anyone else who receives and disburses payment for the sale of real property.
Remitter - The person who will remit the withheld tax on any disposition from the sale or exchange of California real estate and file the prescribed forms on the buyer's/transferee's behalf with the FTB.
Installment Sales - The REEP reports the sale or transfer as an installment sale if there will be at least one payment made after the tax year of the sale. The withholding is 3 1/3% (.0333) of the down payment during escrow. Buyers/Transferees are required to withhold on the principal portion of all payments made following the close of the real estate transaction, unless an approval letter for elect-out method is received as described below. See Specific Instructions for more information on installment sales.
Qualifying for an exemption from withholding or being withheld upon does not relieve you of your obligation to file a California income tax return and pay any tax due on the sale of California real estate.
Use Form 593-V, Payment Voucher for Real Estate Withholding, to remit real estate withholding payments to the FTB. Submit Form 593-V when Form(s) 593 is submitted electronically or by mail. The remitter must use Form 593-V when remitting a payment by check or money order.
Any remitter (individual, business entity, trust, estate, or REEP) who withheld on the sale/transfer of California real property must file Form 593 to report the amount withheld. If this is an installment sale payment after escrow closed, the buyer/transferee is the responsible person. See instructions for Part V, Buyer/Transferee information.
If the seller/transferor is exempt from withholding, this form must be sent to the real estate escrow person or QI prior to the close of the real estate transaction. The form must be sent to the FTB by the 20th day of the calendar month following the month in which escrow closes.
Enter the business or individual name (not both), escrow or exchange number, identification number, and address of the party responsible for closing the transaction or any other party who receives and disburses payment and remits withholding to the FTB for the sale of real property.
Enter either a business name or individual name. If the party is an escrow company, title company, exchange company, corporation, partnership, limited liability company, nongrantor trust, or estate, enter the business name and business identification number (FEIN, CA Corp no., CA SOS file no.). If the business name is not applicable, include the individual's or grantor's first name, initial, last name, and identification number (SSN or ITIN).
To qualify as your principal residence under IRC Section 121, you (or the decedent, if sold by the decedent's estate or trust) generally must have owned and lived in the property as your main home for at least two years during the five-year period ending on the date of sale. Military and Foreign Service, get FTB Pub. 1032, Tax Information for Military Personnel.
You have a loss or zero gain for California income tax purposes when the amount realized is less than or equal to your adjusted basis. You must complete Part VI and have a loss or zero gain on line 28 to certify that the transaction is fully exempt from withholding.
If the California real property is part of a simultaneous like-kind exchange within the meaning of IRC Section 1031, the transfer is exempt from withholding. However, if the seller/transferor receives money or other property (in addition to property that is a part of the like-kind exchange) exceeding $1,500 from the sale, the REEP must withhold.
If the California real property is part of a deferred like-kind exchange within the meaning of IRC Section 1031, the sale is exempt from withholding at the time of the initial transfer. However, if the seller/transferor receives money or other property (in addition to property that is a part of the like-kind exchange) exceeding $1,500 from the sale, the QI must withhold.
The REEP reports the sale or transfer as an installment sale if there will be at least one payment made after the tax year of the sale. The withholding is 3 1/3% (.0333) of the down payment during escrow. Buyers/Transferees are required to withhold on the principal portion of all payments made following the close of the real estate transaction unless an approval letter for the elect-out method is received.
The seller/transferor must complete and sign this form and return it to your REEP or remitter by the close of the real estate transaction for it to be valid. The buyer/transferee is not required to sign Form 593 when no exemptions apply. Otherwise, the REEP must withhold the full 3 1/3% (.0333) of the sales price or the alternative withholding calculation amount shown on line 37, Amount Withheld from this Seller/Transferor.
At the close of the real estate transaction, if no down payment is received, submit Form 593 with Part VII, Line 35, Box B, Installment Sale Payment checked and $0 reported on Line 37, Amount Withheld from this Seller/Transferor. The REEP will mail the documents to the FTB with the withholding on the down payment to the address shown under Important Information C, When and Where to File.
When making installment payments following the close of the real estate transaction, withhold either 3 1/3% (.0333) of the sales price, or the alternative withholding calculation percentage on the principal portion of each installment payment, as specified by the seller/transferor on Form 593. A copy of the promissory note and the seller's/transferor's signature are not required with any subsequent installment payments.
Conventional Sale/Transfer: Check this box if the conventional sale/transfer represents the close of the real estate transaction. This sale/transfer does not contain any conditions such as an installment sale, boot, or failed exchange.
Installment Sale Payment: Check this box to report the sale or transfer as an installment sale if there will be at least one payment made after the tax year of the sale or transfer, or if you are withholding on the down payment or principal portion of any installment payment. Attach a copy of the promissory note with the down payment only. At the close of the real estate transaction, if no down payment is received, submit Form 593 with Part VII, Line 35, Box B, Installment Sale Payment checked and $0 reported on Line 37, Amount Withheld from this Seller/Transferor.
Send the original Form 593, the required withholding payment on the down payment, and a copy of the promissory note to the FTB. Do not attach a copy of the promissory note with withholding on installment payments sent in after the close of the real estate transaction.
The perjury statement must be completed for all real estate transactions. Check the applicable box(s) and include all required signatures. The seller/transferor is required to sign during all real estate transactions. The seller/transferor is not required to sign Form 593 for withholding on subsequent installment payments. The buyer/transferee is only required to sign Form 593 on the principal portion (e.g., down payment) received in escrow upon closing. Following the close of escrow, the buyer/transferee is required to sign Form 593 for withholding on all subsequent installment payments.
The Federal Management Regulation contains updated regulatory policies concerning property management and related administrative activities. Executive agencies may use the FMR to help manage administrative programs such as personal property, real property, and transportation.
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