Property tax exemptions
Though all property is assessed, not all of it is taxable. Some properties, such as those owned by religious organizations or governments are completely exempt from paying property taxes. Others are partially exempt, such as veterans who qualify for an exemption on part of their homes, and homeowners who are eligible for the School Tax Relief (STAR) program.
Most exemptions are offered by local option of the taxing jurisdiction (municipality, county or school district). Check with your assessor to determine what exemptions are available in your community.
Common property tax exemptions
- STAR (School Tax Relief)
- Senior citizens exemption
- Veterans exemption
- Exemption for persons with disabilities
- Exemptions for agricultural properties
For a list of available property tax exemptions in New York State, see Assessor Manuals, Exemption Administration, Part 1: Subject Index.