Property Tax Refunds and Credits
The Department of Finance applies most property tax credits towards your next bill unless you request a refund. Please allow 8 weeks to process your claim. Note: Credit balances on your tax account must be used or refunded within 6 years. After 6 years, any credit balances left on your tax account will become the property of the City of New York.
You should complete the City Register Recording Fee Refund Request form if you overpaid or double paid for the same City Register transaction.
Submit a written request, and include proof of payment (front and back of the cancelled check) or the receipts from the City Register / Division of Land Records showing payment, and a copy of the cover pages for the original real property transfer tax return filing to:
NYC Department of Finance
Business/Excise Tax Refund Unit
59 Maiden Lane, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10038
No interest is paid on Real Property Transfer Tax refunds.
If you have filed and paid Real Property Transfer Tax on a property that was entitled to a full or partial exemption for an Affordable Housing Development please complete form. Click here.