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 Homeowners' Exemption (SCHE)

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

The deadline to apply for SCHE for the current tax year is March 15. (If March 15 falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline is the next business day.)

If you are not currently receiving the Senior Citizen Homeowners’ Exemption (SCHE), submit the SCHE online application for the current tax year.

You may also apply by downloading and mailing a paper application:

The SCHE benefit must be renewed every two years. The Department of Finance will send you a renewal application when it is time to renew your benefit. You must renew your exemption by March 15, or your property taxes could increase significantly.

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.

The deadline to apply for DHE for the current tax year is March 15. (If March 15 falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline is the next business day.)

If you are not currently receiving the Disabled Homeowners' Exemption (DHE), submit the DHE online application for the current tax year.

You may also apply by downloading and mailing a paper application:

The DHE benefit must be renewed annually. The Department of Finance will send you a renewal application when it is time to renew your benefit. You must renew your exemption by March 15, or your property taxes could increase significantly.

Disabled Rent Increase Exemption (DRIE)

 

The veterans exemption is available to certain veterans, spouses/widow(er)s of veterans, and Gold Star parents. The deadline to apply is March 15.

Other veterans exemption forms:

The clergy exemption is available to eligible retired or active clergy members and their spouses/widow(er)s. The deadline to apply is March 15.

You may apply for STAR with the Department of Finance if you received STAR in 2015-16 but later lost the benefit. You may apply for Enhanced STAR if you are a Basic STAR recipient and are eligible for Enhanced STAR. If you did not receive STAR in tax year 2015-16, you cannot apply for STAR or Enhanced STAR with the Department of Finance. However, you can register online for New York State STAR tax credit or by calling (518) 457-2036.


To learn about each of these benefits including eligibility, filing and deadlines, visit the Benefits for Property Owners page.