This program is for Senior Citizen tenants who qualify to have their rent frozen at their current level and be exempt from future rent increases. The program will pay for rent increases by applying credits to the landlord’s property tax bill. For more information you can download the SCRIE/DRIE Brochure for Tenants/Landlords.
Notification of a Tenant’s SCRIE Approval
Once a tenant applies and is approved for SCRIE, we send a notification letter to the tenant and the owner/landlord. The letter will show:
To continue getting the SCRIE benefit, the tenant must file a renewal application which will be mailed to them approximately 60 days before their SCRIE benefit expires.
Weekly Tenant Reports for Building Owners
These reports help you check the status of an application, benefit information and any activity that has taken place relating to the SCRIE benefit. You must have the Docket number to view the information.
|SCRIE Tenant Report by Borough||Adobe Acrobat|
Building Owner’s Tax Abatement Credit (TAC)
There is a SCRIE account for each building owner/landlord to track TAC credits and debits. You will receive a quarterly Property Tax Bill showing your credit or debit activity.
Monthly TAC Reports
|TAC Report by Borough (Current Calendar Year)||Adobe Acrobat|
Refunds to Landlords/Owners for Excess SCRIE Credits
Property tax credits due to SCRIE are automatically applied to your current tax bill and any outstanding charges. If you have excess SCRIE credits on account and would like a refund, as opposed to having the credits automatically rolled over to the next tax period, please submit a refund application or online request for a refund.
TAC Adjustment Process
If you believe the Tax Abatement Credit (TAC) is incorrect, you may submit the TAC Adjustment Application. Please make sure to provide proof with the form.
The Appeal Process
If you think your tenant is receiving benefits to which they are not entitled, please contact SCRIE as soon as possible, explaining why you believe the tenant does not qualify for SCRIE. You can submit an Appeal Application or a letter explaining your concerns. Your inquiry will remain anonymous. If your tenant recently passed away or moved, please notify us immediately by submitting the SCRIE Ineligibility form.
Forms and Reports
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