The veterans exemption is available to eligible veterans of foreign wars, expeditionary medalists, honorable discharges, spouses/widow(er)s of veterans, and Gold Star parents. The property must be the veteran's primary residence.
The Form DD-214 is usually used to indicate discharge under honorable conditions. Click the link for a complete listing of Acceptable Military Records for Veterans Property Tax Exemption
Veterans who have received a letter from the New York State Division of Veterans’ Services stating that they meet the character of discharge criteria for all of the benefits and services listed in the Restoration of Honor Act
may submit a copy of the letter.
The veteran must have served in the US Armed Forces during one of the following conflicts only:
|Persian Gulf Conflict (includes the Afghanistan and Iraq Conflicts)
|Beginning August 2, 1990
|November 1, 1955
|May 7, 1975
|June 27, 1950
|January 31, 1955
|World War II
|December 7, 1941
|December 31, 1946
If you did not serve during one of the periods above but received an Expeditionary Medal for your service, you may be eligible for the veterans exemption. Complete the application and submit the required supporting documentation so that the Department of Finance can determine your eligibility.
Your property must not be controlled by Mitchell-Lama, a Limited-Profit Housing Company, Limited-Dividend Housing Company, Redevelopment Company, or Housing Development Fund Company.
Note: If you are currently receiving the Eligible Funds exemption, which does not require primary residency, and wish to apply for the Alternative Veterans Exemption, the property must be the veteran's primary residence. If approved for the Alternative Veterans Exemption, you will lose the Eligible Funds exemption permanently.
If you believe that you may qualify, please click the “Begin Filing” button below. Apply by March 15 for your benefit to begin in July of the same year.