How Do I File For A Property Tax Exemption?


Sign and deliver the paperwork for the exemption that you wish to apply for, with supporting documentation (if required), prior to March 1st. New York State publishes a full list of available exemptions here

Here are the most common exemptions with links to forms. 

 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 $79,050 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; 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 here RP-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 here RP-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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William Sweet,
Jan 25, 2012, 3:34 PM
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William Sweet,
Jan 25, 2012, 3:35 PM