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What is the non-resident real estate property tax in the Bellevue, WA?

Asked by Chih, Mid Central, Pasadena, CA Wed Mar 30, 2011

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Chih,
Property taxes are based on the property value and not on the resident’s origin, so as Mack correctly states, you will pay the same as anyone else for the same home.
When you sell your home, if you are foreign national, you may be subject to Foreign Investment Real Property Tax Act, aka FIRPTA which is a federal tax on gains while you owned the home. I've attached a link to IRS explanation of FIRPTA if this is what you were referring to.
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Dan & Mack already answered your question correctly. I would wonder where you read such a thing & I would quit using or trusting that source. If you are looking to buy property here, contact the 3 of us & let one of us help you. It will not cost you anything.
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Yes, the previous agents have correctly answered that all owners of properties in King county pay property taxes to the state based on the county tax assessors value. If you receive an update on your property value (usually a postcard) and you believe it is incorrect. You can challenge the value, and must file within 60 days of receipt of the new value.
Also, as mentioned, all sellers in the state are required to pay a 'resale tax'. If you are a foreign national selling, the IFRPTA tax comes into play. If you are an alien working in the USA with a SS number, you will need to fill out the FIRPTA form. In the state of Washington because we do not have an income tax, the state resale tax (in King County 1.78%) is collected at closing from your escrow account. yours Lindy Hisatomi
As in any sales transaction, you should rely on seasoned professionals with expertise in the area and in terms of escrow, a licenseced and bonded office.
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Direct these types of questions to the experts the county tax office
Web Reference: http://www.lynn911.com
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