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Community property, dissolution of marriage or domestic partnership, legal separation, decree of invalidity.

(1) Community property. Transfers from one spouse or domestic partner to the other that establish or separate community property are not subject to the real estate excise tax.
(2) Court decree. The real estate excise tax does not apply to any transfer, conveyance, or assignment of property or interest in property from one spouse or domestic partner to the other in fulfillment of a settlement agreement incident to a decree of dissolution, declaration of invalidity, or legal separation.
(3) Transfers to third parties. A sale of real property by either one or both spouses or domestic partners to a third party is subject to the real estate excise tax, regardless of whether the sale is pursuant to the terms of a decree of dissolution, declaration of invalidity, or legal separation.
(4) Former spouses or domestic partners. Transfers of real property between ex-spouses or former domestic partners that are independent of any settlement agreement incident to their decree of dissolution or decree of invalidity are subject to the real estate excise tax, unless otherwise exempt under this chapter.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 82.45.150. WSR 08-24-095, § 458-61A-203, filed 12/2/08, effective 1/2/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 82.32.300, 82.01.060(2), and 82.45.150. WSR 05-23-093, § 458-61A-203, filed 11/16/05, effective 12/17/05.]
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