This program provides a property-tax exemption to qualifying veterans, the spouse or un-remarried widow/widower of a veteran, or a Gold Star parent (the parent of a child who died in line of duty). Veterans are former members of the United States armed forces or the Merchant Marines (during World War II) called to active duty during a period of conflict or who are recipients of expeditionary medals.
Note for reservists: Veterans who served as a reservist in any branch of the U.S. armed forces must be able to document having been called to serve significant, full-time active duty during one of the conflicts below:
|Persian Gulf Conflict (includes the
Afghanistan and Iraq Conflicts)
|beginning August 2, 1990||Present|
|Vietnam War||February 28, 1961||May 7, 1975|
|Korean War||June 27, 1950||January 31, 1955|
|World War II||December 7, 1941||December 31, 1946|
|World War I||April 6, 1917||November 11, 1918|
2. The property must be the primary residence of the owner who qualifies for the
3. The applicant must submit a copy of the DD-214 or separation papers for each veteran.
| Percentage Assessed
|Maximum Exemption Amount|
|Served during a
specified period of conflict
$4,140 for Class 1;
$24,300 for Classes 2 and 4
|Served in a combat zone*||Additional 10%||Maximum of
$2,760 for Class 1;
$16,200 for Classes 2 and 4
multiplied by 50%
of the veteran’s
$13,800 for Class 1;
$81,000 for Classes 2 and 4
*Combat zone refers to a location of active combat, such as Vietnam during the Vietnam War.
** If the veteran is or was designated disabled by the Veterans’ Administration, you may be eligible for a disabled veteran exemption. Submit a copy of a Veterans Administration letter for the veteran that indicates the disability rating. You can obtain your disability rating from the US Department of Veterans Affairs by calling 1-800-827-1000.
For benefits to begin on July 1 of the year that you apply; The Homeowner Tax Benefits Application, including all required documents, must be postmarked by March 15. If March 15 falls on a weekend, then the deadline will be the next business day.
Note: Property owners receiving the Veteran’s Exemption who move mid-year to another property in NYC will receive a pro-rated exemption so they do not have to wait until the next tax year to receive the benefit.
Note for Property Owners: You may also be eligible to receive the following exemptions: Clergy, Disabled Homeowner and Senior Citizen Homeowner. Read More
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