Dukes County Registry of Deeds

Tax Stamps

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts derives revenue from the sale of real estate through the sale of state tax stamps. The amount of the excise tax stamp differs from time to time depending on the action of the State General Court. In Dukes County, the seller, by custom, is obligated to pay the amount of this stamp just as the buyer is accountable for paying the Land Bank fee, recording fee for the deed and his/her mortgage. The current tax stamp rate is $4.56 per $1,000.00 of value, rounded up to the nearest $500 (e.g. If consideration is stated as $1,546,300. then deeds excise is calculated using $1,546,500 and the total fee would be $7,052.04). Consideration of $100.00 or less is exempt.

Historic Deeds Excise Tax charts:

1940 to 1967

1968 to 1969



Excise Tax Calculator
The effective tax rate is $4.56 per $1000 or fraction thereof of taxable value. There is no excise tax due where the consideration stated is less than $100.00.

Consideration of Deed:

Total Excise to Add:

Total Excise Amount: *Please note the above calculator is only an estimate and actual excise tax calculated at the Registry of Deeds may vary from the figure above. Please contact the Registry of Deeds to confirm the excise stamp amount. Please make a separate check payable to Dukes County Registry of Deeds. There is no excise tax due where the consideration stated is less than $100.00.

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