San Francisco Real Estate Transfer Tax Rates, Proposition N (November 2008)
Proposition N increased the transfer tax rate to 1.5% for the sale of real estate worth $5 million or more. It did not increase the tax rate for the sale of real estate worth less than $5 million. Proposition N also extended the transfer tax to real estate leases of 35 years or more.
- These final, certified, results are from the San Francisco elections office.
The question on the ballot:
|Proposition N: "Shall the City increase its transfer tax on sales of real estate worth more than $5 million to 1.5% and reduce the tax by up to 1/3 on sales of residences where the seller installed solar energy systems or made seismic safety improvements?"|
Path to the ballot
Proposition N was referred to the ballot on July 29, 2008 by a 9-2 vote of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.
In favor: Supervisors Ammiano, Daly, Dufty, Elsbernd, Maxwell, McGoldrick, Mirkarimi, Peskin and Sandoval.
Against: Supervisors Alioto-Pier and Chu.
- November 4, 2008 official San Francisco voter guide
- David Latterman's analysis of the November 2008 San Francisco local ballot measures