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Exemptions

Are Any Property Tax Exemptions Available? 

Yes. New York State publishes a full list of available exemptions here

Here are the most common exemptions with links to forms. 

Exemption Type                                Value                                      Details and qualification                                        Form 
Basic STAR - School Tax ReliefExempts first $30,000 of full value of home for school tax onlyOwner-occupied, primary residences, modified income less than $500,000 per year RP-425
Enhanced STAR - School Tax ReliefExempts first $62,200 of full value of home for school tax onlyOwner-occupied, primary residence, owners age 65 as of December 31st of current year, modified income less than $81,900 per year. Requires both proof of age (driver's license) and copy of prior year's (2012) tax return (Form 1040, Page 1 only)
RP-425
Senior Citizen's ExemptionExempts first 50% of full value of home from Town and County taxesOwner-occupied, primary residents, owner's age 65 as of December 31st of current year, total income less than $29,000 (see note)RP-467
Veteran's ExemptionVaries based on service; generally, exempts first 15% of assessed value (war time service) or 25% (combat service)Owner-occupied, primary residence, served in time of war, show form DD-214; for full details visit the NYS website hereRP-458a
Exemption for Persons with Disabilities Exempts first 50% of full value of home from Town and County taxesOwner-occupied, primary residence, documented evidence of disability, total income less than $29,000 (see hereRP-459c
a full list of exemptions is available at the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance website here 



All exemption paperwork must be received or postmarked in good order (complete) by 
March 1st 
to go into effect for the following tax year. Exemptions are not retroactive. 

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