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Program Overview

New York State offers both the Real Property Tax Credit for Homeowners and Renters, and New York City Enhanced Real Property Tax Credit.
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Real Property Tax Credit for Homeowners and Renters

Eligibility

You are entitled to the refundable Real Property Tax Credit for Homeowners and Renters credit if:
  • Your household gross income is $18,000 or less
  • You occupied the same New York residence for six months or more
  • You were a New York State resident for the entire tax year
  • You could not be claimed as a dependent on another taxpayer's federal income tax return
  • Your residence was not completely exempted from real property taxes
  • The current market value of all real property you owned, such as houses, garages, and land, was $85,000 or less, and you meet all the conditions listed under either Homeowners or Renters below:


    Homeowners

    You or your spouse paid real property taxes

    Any rent you received for nonresidential use of your residence was 20% or less of the total rent you received

    Renters

    The average monthly rent you and other members of your household paid was $450 or less, not counting charges for heat, gas, electricity, furnishings, or board

Application Deadline

You can receive a Real Property Tax Credit refund for past years if you complete and file for the year or years that you were eligible before these dates:

Year Last date to file:

  • 2017 April 19, 2021
  • 2018 April 15, 2022
  • 2019 July 17, 2023

 

Required Documentation

  • Claim for Real Property Tax Credit, Form IT-214

New York City Enhanced Real Property Tax Credit

Eligibility

You are entitled to for the refundable New York City Real Property Tax Credit if you:
  • Had household gross income less than $200,000
  • Occupied the same New York City residence for six months or more
  • Were a New York City resident for the entire tax year
  • Could not be claimed as a dependent on another taxpayer's federal income tax return
  • Had a residence that was not completely exempted from real property taxes, and meet the conditions as a homeowner or renter below:


    Homeowners

    you or your spouse paid real property taxes and any rent you received for nonresidential use of your residence was 20% or less of the total rent received

    Renters

    You or a member of your household paid rent for your residence

Application Deadline

The New York City Enhanced Real Property Tax Credit expired 12/31/2019. See Income Tax previous year forms to file Form NYC-208 for a prior year.

Required Documentation

  • Claim for New York City Enhanced Real Property Tax Credit For Homeowners and Renters, Form NYC-208.

Where to Get Help Near You

Unfortunately none of our partner organizations are available at this time.

Please check back for openings in their schedule. You can also learn more about tax relief programs from your state’s Department of Revenue or Department of Taxation.

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