Berks County Gift Deed Forms (Pennsylvania)

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

Gift Deed Form

Gift Deed Form

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included document last reviewed/updated 3/8/2024

Gift Deed Guide

Gift Deed Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included document last reviewed/updated 1/18/2024

Completed Example of the Gift Deed Document

Completed Example of the Gift Deed Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included document last reviewed/updated 3/28/2024

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 Pennsylvania or Berks 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?

Forms are NOT emailed to you. Immediately after you submit payment, the Berks County forms you order will be available for download directly from your account. You can then download the forms to your computer. If you do not already have an account, one will be created for you as part of the order process, and your login details will be sent to you. If you encounter any issues accessing your forms, please reach out to our support team for assistance.

What type of files are the forms?

All of our Berks 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 Berks County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in Berks County.

Are these forms guaranteed to be recordable in Berks County?

Yes. Our form blanks are guaranteed to meet or exceed all formatting requirements set forth by Berks 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:

  • Berks County

Including:

  • Bally
  • Barto
  • Bechtelsville
  • Bernville
  • Bethel
  • Birdsboro
  • Blandon
  • Bowers
  • Boyertown
  • Centerport
  • Douglassville
  • Earlville
  • Fleetwood
  • Geigertown
  • Hamburg
  • Hereford
  • Kempton
  • Kutztown
  • Leesport
  • Lenhartsville
  • Limekiln
  • Lyon Station
  • Maxatawny
  • Mertztown
  • Mohnton
  • Mohrsville
  • Monocacy Station
  • Morgantown
  • Mount Aetna
  • New Berlinville
  • Oley
  • Pine Forge
  • Reading
  • Rehrersburg
  • Robesonia
  • Shartlesville
  • Shoemakersville
  • Strausstown
  • Temple
  • Topton
  • Virginville
  • Wernersville
  • Womelsdorf

What is the Pennsylvania Gift Deed

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. A gift deed 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 includes 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 Pennsylvania 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 a joint tenancy with right of survivorship is specifically created. In the case of a married couple, a tenancy by entirety is created (68 Pa.C.S. 110).

As with any conveyance of real estate, a gift deed requires a complete legal description of the parcel. If the document includes a newly drafted legal description, contact the county for directions and verify the type of description required with the local Register of Deed's office. Recite the source of title to establish a clear chain of title, and detail any restrictions associated with the property.

In Pennsylvania, a Statement of Value must be attached with the deed, (91 Pa.C.S. 112) as well as an additional Certificate of Residence, (21 Pa.C.S. 625). If applicable, a Conveyance Document Notice of Coal or Surface Support Severance Notice (52 Ps.C.S. 1551), and/or a Bituminous Mine Subsidence and Land Conservation Act Notice (52 Pa.C.S. 1406.14) must be included as well. For questions regarding these notices, contact a lawyer. Property situated in Philadelphia County requires a recording information summary and real estate transfer tax certification [2]. Record the completed deed at the local Recorder of Deed's office.

The IRS implements 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. 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, donors should consider filing one for many gifts of real property [3].

In Pennsylvania, there is no state gift tax. Transfers of property by gift are exempt from the Pennsylvania property transfer tax (91 Pa.C.S. 193), but are subject to the federal gift tax described above. The grantor is responsible for paying the federal gift tax, and the grantee will be held liable if the grantor fails to do so [1]. Consult a tax specialist with questions.

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 [4].

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://www.phila.gov/records/DocumentRecording/DocumentRecording.html
[3] http://msuextension.org/publications/FamilyFinancialManagement/MT199105HR.pdf
[4] https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/frequently-asked-questions-on-gift-taxes

(Pennsylvania Gift Deed Package includes form, guidelines, and completed example)

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