Stop the Transfer Tax Rate Increase
  • Petitioned Mayor Ed Lee

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Mayor Ed Lee

Stop the Transfer Tax Rate Increase

    1. Petition by

      San Francisco Association of REALTORS®

Policy makers, including Mayor Ed Lee, are proposing an increase in the rate of a tax home owners pay whenever they sell real property. The tax is called the real property transfer tax and it is collected on the total sale price of any property sold—regardless of whether the seller makes any money on the sale.

It is critically important for home owners to contact the mayor to express their opposition to any increase in the rate of the real property transfer tax AND urge the mayor to cut the fat out of the city budget.

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    • Michael Phipps SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      I'm tired of bloated City government handing away millions of dollars in wasteful salaries and liberal feel good policies; all the while continually putting their hands into the pockets of those who do work and try to live here.

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    • Marie Hurabiell SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      Here here to all of the other reasons signers have given!! How much more are we expected to give?? It is hard enough to buy a home in San Francisco - then you get hit with outrageous property taxes, followed by "extra assessments" which must be UNCONSTITUTIONAL since they essentially subvert the law (prop.13) and finally THIS? Enough is enough!! The size of the SF population in 1950 was 775,000, today it is approx. 800,000. While the population growth has been fairly flat, the size of city government has ballooned. Why are costs out of control? To support an out of control bureaucracy (38% of whom don't even live in SF!!). To quote another signer: STOP SPENDING!!

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    • Gloria Donohue SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      Increased transfer taxes will hurt the elderly who want to sell their homes and live off the proceeds in their retirement. It also puts another tax burden on homeowners, particularly the elderly, who already pay high property taxes and fees. It could also very well discourage home buyers and further depress the real estate market, depriving the city coffers with fees from that sector of the economy. A very retrogressive idea.

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    • Juan M. Alderete SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      Increased transfer taxes will hurt elderly persons who are selling their home in anticipation of retirement and must conserve their financial.

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    • Dayna Desmond SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      Residents of CA and of San Francisco carry one of the highest tax burdens of any city and state. Politicians need to stop increasing taxes and start reducing spending! Residents of SF can't afford it and raising more money through taxes will not solve the problem that city leaders are out of control fiscally.

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