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Tax Calculator

Iowa Real Estate Transfer Tax Calculator

Transfer Tax  7/1/1991 thru the Present

This calculation is based on $1.60 per thousand and the first $500 is exempt.

To view the Revenue Tax Calculator click here.

What is Transfer Tax?

The tax is imposed on the total amount paid for the property. The tax is paid to the county recorder in the county where the real property is located.

Current Tax Rate:

The calculation is based on $1.60 per thousand, with the first $500 being exempt.

Past Tax Rates:

1932-1939 $.50 per $500

1940-1967 $.55 per 500 (1st $100 exempt)

1968-1991 $1.10 per $1000 (1st $500 exempt)


The Recorders office is currently closed to the public, but still open from 8:00am - 4:30pm via phone or by mail. Please call 515-286-3160 with any questions.