Bulletin: NY000566

Date:
May 01, 2015
To:
All New York State Agents, Counsel, Managing Members
RE:
ACRIS Tax Form Creation Changes

This Bulletin is to advise you of a change in the ACRIS tax forms which may impact your work flow.  Stewart suggests you advise your customers and clients of these changes as soon as possible.  You will need additional information to complete the recording process.  Effective May 18, 2015, the NYC-RPT form will be revised to include two additional GRANTOR and GRANTEE types:

    1.    Single Member LLC
    2.    Multiple Member LLC

For any grantor and grantee that is a partnership or a multiple member LLC, the revised form will request the name and SSN/EIN for each general partner or member:

·         Provide the requested information for each general partner or member in a supporting document with a separate page for each partnership or LLC. Include the name of the partnership or LLC.

·         If the social security number or employer identification number is not provided, attach an affidavit attesting to the reasons the information is missing.

For NYC-RPT forms created in ACRIS on or after May 18, 2015, eTax and Cover Page creation will change as follows:

  • When selecting a party type on the ACRIS eTax RPTT Grantor and Grantee tabs, an additional choice of Multiple Member LLC will display.
  • When Multiple Member LLC is selected as a party type on the eTax RPTT Grantor and Grantee tabs, the following text will display:
    • Please include as a Supporting document to the NYC-RPT form a list that identifies the multiple member LLC name and EIN and provides all the member names and SSNs or EINs or an affidavit as to why SSNs/EINs are missing.
  • When Partnership is selected as a party type on the eTax RPTT Grantor and Grantee tabs, the following text will display:
    • Please include as a Supporting document to the NYC-RPT form a list that identifies the partnership name and EIN and provides all the general partners names and SSNs or EINs or an affidavit as to why SSNs/EINs are missing.
  • When the RPTT is brought into the Cover Page, if Multiple Member LLC is selected as a party type, a new Supporting Document will be checked requiring you to enter a page count:

    NAME & TIN OF EACH MEMBER FOR ALL MULTI MEMBER LLCS / AFFIDAVIT FOR MISSING TINS
  • When the RPTT is brought into the Cover Page, if Partnership is selected as a party type, a new Supporting Document - will be checked requiring you to enter a page count:

    NAME & TIN OF EACH GENERAL PTR FOR ALL PARTNERSHIPS / AFFIDAVIT FOR MISSING TINS

THIS BULLETIN IS FURNISHED TO INFORM YOU OF CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS. AS A REMINDER, YOU ARE CHARGED WITH KNOWLEDGE OF THE CONTENT ON VIRTUAL UNDERWRITER  AS IT EXISTS FROM TIME TO TIME AS IT APPLIES TO YOU, AS WELL AS ANY OTHER INSTRUCTIONS. OUR UNDERWRITING AGREEMENTS DO NOT AUTHORIZE OUR ISSUING AGENTS TO ENGAGE IN SETTLEMENTS OR CLOSINGS ON BEHALF OF STEWART TITLE GUARANTY COMPANY. THIS BULLETIN IS NOT INTENDED TO DIRECT YOUR ESCROW OR SETTLEMENT PRACTICES OR TO CHANGE PROVISIONS OF APPLICABLE UNDERWRITING AGREEMENTS. CONFIDENTIAL, PROPRIETARY, OR NONPUBLIC PERSONAL INFORMATION SHOULD NEVER BE SHARED OR DISSEMINATED EXCEPT AS ALLOWED BY LAW. IF APPLICABLE STATE LAW OR REGULATION IMPOSES ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS, YOU SHOULD CONTINUE TO COMPLY WITH THOSE REQUIREMENTS.

References

Bulletins Replaced:
None
Related Bulletins:
None
Underwriting Manual:
None
Exceptions Manual:
None
Forms:
None