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Homeowners and renters may be missing out on millions of dollars in tax relief. AARP Foundation Property Tax-Aide is a free program that helps eligible homeowners and renters apply for property tax relief. Use the Apply Now button below to apply for property tax relief today!

New York Program Overview

New York State offers the Real Property Tax Credit for Homeowners and Renters.

Real Property Tax Credit for Homeowners and Renters

The real property tax credit may be available to New York State residents who have household gross income of $18,000 or less, and pay real property taxes or rent for their residences, or both. If all members of your household are under age 65, the credit can be as much as $75. If at least one member of your household is age 65 or older, the credit can be as much as $375.


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:


    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


    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

File your 2022 claim after January 1, 2023, but not later than April 15, 2026.

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:

  • You have until July 17, 2023, to file your claim for the 2019 tax year
  • You have until May 17, 2024, to file your claim for the 2020 tax year
  • You have until April 15, 2025, to file your claim for the 2021 tax year

Required Documentation

New York State Personal Income Tax Return (IT-201)
  • Use the instructions for the federal forms to calculate your federal adjusted gross income, taking into consideration Line 19a on IT-201 and IT-203 instead of Line 19
  • Claim for Real Property Tax Credit Form IT-214
  • Real property taxes paid are all current, prior, and prepaid real property taxes, special ad valorem levies and assessments levied upon residence owned or previously owned by the qualified taxpayer (or spouse, if spouse occupied the residence for at least six months) have been paid during the tax year

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