Clergy Exemption

The clergy exemption provides a $1,500 tax exemption to eligible property owners. You may be eligible for the clergy exemption if:

  • Your property is not a cooperative.
  • Your property is not held in a trust.
  • Your primary residence is located in the state of New York.
  • You are one of the following:
    • An active full-time clergy member engaged in ministerial work as your principal occupation.
    • A clergy member unable to perform such work due to illness or impairment. (Medical documentation required.)
    • A retired clergy member over 70.
    • The unremarried surviving spouse of a clergy member.

Apply by March 15 for your benefit to begin in July of the same year.
If you believe that you may qualify, please click the “Begin Filing” button below.

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