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.

To receive the benefit for the 2019-20 tax year, submit the application and all supporting materials by March 15, 2019.

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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 2019-20 tax year, submit the application and all supporting materials by March 15, 2019.

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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, 2019.

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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, 2019.

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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.