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Gift Deed
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New Jersey
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Union County
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Included Forms

All Union County specific forms and documents listed below are included in your immediate download package:


Union County Gift Deed Form Page 1

Gift Deed Form - Union County

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included document last updated 6/14/2022

Union County Gift Deed Guide Page 1

Gift Deed Guide - Union County

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included document last updated 8/19/2022

Union County Completed Example of the Gift Deed Document Page 1

Completed Example of the Gift Deed Document - Union County

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included document last updated 4/20/2022

Included Supplemental Documents

The Following New Jersey and Union County supplemental forms are included as a courtesy with your order.


County Cover Sheet (Union County Document)


Nonresident Seller Tax Declaration GIT/REP-1 (Union County Document)


Affidavit of Consideration for Seller / RTF-1 (Union County Document)


Resident Decedent Estate Tax Return (Union County Document)


Certificate of Acknowledgment (Union County Document)


Nonresident Seller Tax Prepayment Receipt GIT/REP-2 (Union County Document)


Affidavit of Consideration for Buyer / RTF-1EE (Union County Document)


Affidavit of Resident Decedent Requesting Real Property Tax Waiver / L-9 (Union County Document)


Jurat (Union County Document)


Seller Residency Certification/Exemption GIT/REP-3 (Union County Document)


Waiver of Seller Filing Requirement GIT/REP-4 (Union County Document)


Waiver for Corrected Deed GIT/REP-4a (Union County Document)


Seller Tax Form FAQs (Union County Document)


Affidavit of Consideration for Buyer / RTF-1EE (New Jersey Document)


Affidavit of Consideration for Seller / RTF-1 (New Jersey Document)


Seller Tax Form FAQs (New Jersey Document)


Waiver of Seller’s Filing Requirement of GIT/REP Forms and Payment GIT/REP-4 (New Jersey Document)


Affidavit of Resident Decedent Requesting Real Property Tax Waiver / L-9 (New Jersey Document)


Waiver for Corrected Deed GIT/REP-4a (New Jersey Document)


Resident Decedent Estate Tax Return (New Jersey Document)


Certificate of Acknowledgment (New Jersey Document)


Jurat (New Jersey Document)


Frequently Asked Questions:

  • How long does it take to get my forms?
    • Forms are available immediately after submitting payment.
  • What are supplemental forms?
    • Often when a deed is recorded additional documents are required by New Jersey or Union County. These could be tax related, informational, or even as simple as a coversheet. Supplemental forms are provided for free with your order where available.
  • How do I get my forms, are they emailed?
    • After you submit payment you will see a page listing the Union County forms you ordered with a download link to the pdf form file. You download the forms to your computer. You will also receive an email with a link to your download page in case you need it later.
  • What type of files are the forms?
    • All of our Union County Gift Deed forms are PDFs. You will need to have or get Adobe Reader to use our forms. Adobe Reader is free software that most computers already have installed.
  • Can the Gift Deed forms be re-used?
    • Yes. You can re-use the forms for your personal use. For example, if you have more than one property in Union County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in Union County.
  • Are these forms guaranteed to be recordable in Union County ?
    • Yes. Our form blanks are guaranteed to meet or exceed all formatting requirements set forth by Union County including margin requirements, content requirements, font and font size requirements.
  • Do I have to enter all of my property information online?
    • No. The blank forms are downloaded to your computer and you fill them out there, at your convenience.
  • Can I save the completed form, email it to someone?
    • Yes, you can save your deed form at any point with your information in it. The forms can also be emailed, blank or complete, as attachments.
  • Do I need any special software to use these forms?
    • You will need to have Adobe Reader installed on your computer to use our forms. Adobe Reader is free software that most computers already have installed.
  • Are there any recurring fees involved?
    • No. Nothing to cancel, no memberships, no recurring fees.

Areas covered by these Gift Deed Forms:

  • Union County

Including:

  • Berkeley Heights
  • Clark
  • Cranford
  • Elizabeth
  • Elizabethport
  • Fanwood
  • Garwood
  • Hillside
  • Kenilworth
  • Linden
  • Mountainside
  • New Providence
  • Plainfield
  • Rahway
  • Roselle
  • Roselle Park
  • Scotch Plains
  • Springfield
  • Summit
  • Union
  • Vauxhall
  • Westfield

What is the New Jersey Gift Deed?

Gifts of Real Property (Real Estate) in New Jersey

A gift deed, or deed of gift, is a legal document voluntarily transferring title to real property from one party (the grantor or donor) to another (the grantee or donee). A gift deed typically transfers real property between family or close friends. Gift deeds are also used to donate to a non-profit organization or charity. The deed serves as proof that the transfer is indeed a gift and without consideration (any conditions or form of compensation).

Valid deeds must meet the following requirements: The grantor must intend to make a present gift of the property, the grantor must deliver the property to the grantee, and the grantee must accept the gift. Gift deeds must contain language that explicitly states no consideration is expected or required, because any ambiguity or reference to consideration can make the deed contestable in court. A promise to transfer ownership in the future is not a gift, and any deed that does not immediately transfer the interest in the property, or meet any of the aforementioned requirements, can be revoked [1].

A lawful gift deed must also include the grantor's full name and marital status, as well as the grantee's full name, marital status, mailing address, and vesting. Vesting describes how the grantee holds title to the property. For New Jersey residential property, the primary methods for holding title are tenancy in common, joint tenancy, and tenancy by entirety. A grant of ownership of real estate to two or more unmarried persons is presumed to create a tenancy in common, unless otherwise stated in the conveyance (N.J.S.A. 46:3-17). In the case of a married couple, a tenancy by entirety is presumed unless stated otherwise (N.J.S.A 46:3-17.2).

As with any conveyance of real estate, a gift deed requires a complete legal description of the parcel. Recite the source of title to establish a clear chain of title, and detail any restrictions associated with the property. Deeds in New Jersey must also contain a tax map reference (N.J.S.A. 46:15-1.1). Record the completed deed at the local County Clerk's office.

All Gift Deeds in New Jersey are exempt from the realty transfer fee pursuant to N.J.S.A. 46:15-10(6)(a), and an affidavit stating the basis for this exemption must be attached to the deed. Consult a tax specialist with any questions.

The IRS levies a Federal Gift Tax on any transfer of property from one individual to another with no consideration, or consideration that is less than the full market value. Gifts of real property in New Jersey are subject to this federal gift tax. In accordance with federal law, individuals are permitted an annual exclusion of $15,000 on gifts. This means that gifts valued below $15,000 do not require a federal gift tax return (Form 709). Even so, grantors should consider filing one for many gifts of real property [2]. The grantor is responsible for paying the federal gift tax; however, if the grantor does not pay the gift tax, the grantee will be held liable [1].

In New Jersey, there is no state gift tax. For questions regarding state taxation laws, consult a tax specialist.

With gifts of real property, the recipient of the gift (grantee) is not required to declare the amount of the gift as income, but if the property accrues income after the transaction, the recipient is responsible for paying the requisite state and federal income taxes [3].

This article is provided for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for the advice of an attorney. Contact a lawyer with any questions about gift deeds or other issues related to the transfer of real property. For questions regarding federal and state taxation laws, consult a tax specialist.

[1] https://nationalparalegal.edu/public_documents/courseware_asp_files/realProperty/PersonalProperty/InterVivosGifts.asp
[2] http://msuextension.org/publications/FamilyFinancialManagement/MT199105HR.pdf
[3] https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/frequently-asked-questions-on-gift-taxes

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