Property Tax Benefits for Homeowners

The City of New York offers tax exemptions and abatements for seniors, veterans, clergy members, people with disabilities, and other homeowners. These benefits can lower your property tax bill.

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Senior Citizen Homeowner's Exemption (SCHE)

SCHE is available to property owners 65+ with annual income of $58,399 or less.

You may also complete and submit the prepopulated form that was mailed to you. To receive the benefit for the 2018-19 tax year, submit the application and all supporting materials by March 15, 2018.

Translations coming soon.

Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE)

Disabled Homeowners' Exemption (DHE)

DHE is available to property owners with disabilities and an annual income of $58,399 or less.

You may also complete and submit the prepopulated form that was mailed to you. To receive the benefit for the 2018-19 tax year, submit the application and all supporting materials by March 15, 2018.

Translations coming soon.

Disabled Rent Increase Exemption (DRIE)

The veterans exemption is available to certain veterans, spouses/widow(er)s of veterans, and Gold Star parents. Complete and submit the veterans exemption application and all supporting materials by March 15, 2018.

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The clergy exemption is available to eligible retired or active clergy members and their spouses/widow(er)s. Complete and submit the clergy exemption application and all supporting materials by March 15, 2018.

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This application is for eligible applicants who had the STAR exemption on their property in the 2015-2016 tax year. If you did not have Basic STAR exemption on the property for this time period, you are not eligible to apply for the STAR Exemption with the Department of Finance.  Please register with New York State at: https://www.tax.ny.gov/star/.