Veterans exemptions lower the property taxes of qualified veterans, their spouses or un-remarried surviving spouses, and parents of soldiers who died in the line of duty (Gold Star parent).
Apply by March 15th for benefits to begin on July 1st of that year.The rate used to calculate the tax reduction depends on the applicant's veteran status. There are three types: basic, combat, and disabled.
To be eligible for Veterans' Exemption, you should be able to answer yes to all of these questions.Are you the current deeded owner, spouse, or surviving un-remarried widow/widower of the property owner?Is the property your primary residence?Are you a veteran who served in the US armed forces during one of the following conflicts?Persian Gulf Conflict (includes the Afghanistan and Iraq Conflicts) - beginning August 2, 1990 to presentVietnam War - November 1, 1955 to May 7, 1975Korean War - June 27, 1950 - January 31, 1955World War II - December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946World War I - April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918
To apply for Veteran's Exemption, you will need to prove the following:Your Veteran status: A copy of your DD Form 214 ( DD-214) which is the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty form or separation papers for each veteran. For each disabled veteran, a copy of your Veterans' Administration letter documenting the disability rating
How to Apply
Apply by March 15th for benefits to begin on July 1st of the same year. If March 15th falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline is the next business day. Apply online: (https://a836-pts-efile.nyc.gov/SmartFile/Filing/FilingType/Info/NYC_VET) Complete the online application (https://a836-pts-efile.nyc.gov/SmartFile/Filing/FilingType/Info/NYC_VET_COOP) . If you live in a co-op, apply using the (https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/finance/downloads/pdf/payment_operations/2020/veterans.pdf) co-ops application (http://www1.nyc.gov/site/finance/pay-now/person.page) .Apply by mail: (https://a836-pts-access.nyc.gov/care/search/commonsearch.aspx?mode=address) Download and print the initial exemption application or call 311to get one mailed to you. Mail your completed application and documents to: New York City Department of FinanceP.O. BOX 311Maplewood, NJ 07040-0311Apply in person: Visit a Department of Finance Business Center.When applying, you will need the borough, block, and lot (BBL) for your home. Use the Property Address Search to get this information.
(https://a836-pts-efile.nyc.gov/SmartFile/Filing/FilingType/Info/NYC_VET) Apply online (https://a836-pts-efile.nyc.gov/SmartFile/Filing/FilingType/Info/NYC_VET_COOP) by March 15 for benefits to begin on July 1. If March 15th falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline is the next business day.If you live in a co-op, apply using the (https://a836-pts-access.nyc.gov/care/search/commonsearch.aspx?mode=address) co-ops application.When applying, you will need the borough, block, and lot (BBL) for your home. Use the Property Address Search to get this information.
Find a center
Visit the Veterans' Exemption website (http://www1.nyc.gov/site/finance/benefits/landlords-veterans.page) for more information.Call 212-NEW-YORK (http://www1.nyc.gov/site/finance/about/contact-by-email/contact-exemptions-inquiries.page) . For TTY or Text Telephone, call 212-639-9675Email the Department of Finance if you have questions about this program.