Industrial and Commercial Abatement Program (ICAP)



Finance, Department of City
This program provides abatements for property taxes for periods of up to 25 years. To be eligible, industrial and commercial buildings must be built, modernized, expanded, or otherwise physically improved. ICAP replaced the Industrial Commercial Exemption Program (ICIP) which ended in 2008. Previously approved ICIP benefits were not affected.

  • Location
    • New Commercial Construction can be anywhere in the City except in some parts of Manhattan- The area south of 96th Street (including the south side 96th Street) and north of Murray, Frankfort, and Dover Streets does not qualify.
    • Commercial Renovations can be anywhere in the City except in some parts of Manhattan- Areas that do not qualify: between 59th Street and 96th Street (including north side of 59th street and south side of 96th street). Below 59th Street, specific commercial Renovation benefits are available and additional benefits are provided in:
      • Garment Center District.
      • Lower Manhattan in the area between Murray Street, Battery Place, South Street and West Street.
  • Improvements
    • You must spend at least 30% of the property’s Taxable Assessed Value no later than four years from the date the building permit was first issued or from the start of construction if no permit is required.
    • Industrial construction projects that spend 40% of the Taxable Assessed Value receive additional benefits.
    • Construction must be completed no later than five years from the date of issuance of the first building permit, or if no permit is required, from the start of construction.

Limitations on Eligibility

  • Utilities: As of May 18, 2011, benefits are available for electricity generating units defined as “Peaking Units.” Benefits are not available for any other utility property.
  • Retail: A property may be subject to different abatement schedules based on the percentage used for retail. 

Next: Apply

NYC Department of Finance (DOF)

59 Maiden Lane, 22nd Floor
New York, NY 10038

For further assistance, please call 311 and ask for: ICAP


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