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Property Tax Exemptions

In addition to the Tax Abatement and STAR Credit Program, eligible shareholders/unit owners can also apply for the following property tax exemptions, (i) Senior Citizens Homeowners Exemption, (ii) Disabled Homeowners Exemption, (iii) Veterans Exemption (iv) Clergy Exemption (v) Disabled Crime Victim/Good Samaritan Exemption. You can use the Homeowner Tax Benefits Application to apply for most of the property tax exemptions for your primary residence.

You may apply for these exemptions by completing forms found on the NYC DOF website under “Property Tax Benefits for Homeowners” (click the link which redirects you to the website). The qualifications to be eligible for these exemptions are indicated on the application. Your application must be must be submitted directly to the NYC DOF and postmarked on or before March 15th. If eligible, benefits will begin July 1st. Filing the appropriate applications with the Department of Finance to ensure receipt of the available abatements is the shareholder/unit owner’s responsibility. Midboro is not responsible for filing on the shareholder’s/unit owner’s behalf.