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.
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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 present
- Vietnam War – November 1, 1955 to May 7, 1975
- Korean War – June 27, 1950 – January 31, 1955
- World War II – December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946
- World War I – April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918
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Apply online 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 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.
Applications must be postmarked by March 15th for your benefit to begin on July 1st of the same year.
- Download the initial exemption application and fill it in. You can also call 311 to get one mailed to you.
- When applying, you will need the borough, block, and lot (BBL) for your home. Use the Property Address Search to get this information.
- Gather your required documents and include them with your application. Your application will not be processed without them.
- Mail your completed application and required documents to:
New York City Department of Finance
Maplewood, NJ 07040-0311
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