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Massachusetts Agencies

Deed Stamps

Deeds and Conveyances

Federal Stamps

Required since 1932 (and until December 31, 1967)

Rate:

$.55         per $500 of consideration of valuation

State Stamps

Required since January 1952 (to present)

Rate:

$.55          per $500 of consideration 1/1/52 to 12/31/67
$1.00        per $500 of consideration 1/1/68 to 1/4/93[1]
$2.14[2]    per $500 of consideration 1/5/93 to present

1 Beginning in 1989 legislation was passed increasing the rate to $2.00 per $500 of valuation, but either was repealed, overridden or its effectiveness doubtful, requiring remedial legislation, and thus keeping the rate at $1.00 until January 5, 1993.

2 The rate is higher on the Cape.