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Real Property Tax Credit
This is available to all NYS residents who have a gross income of $18,000 or less and who pay either real property taxes or rent for their residences. If all members of the household are under age 65, the credit can be as much as $75.00. If at least one member of the household is age 65 or older, the credit can be as much as $375.00.
Veteran's Property Tax Exemption
Qualified Veterans can receive a property tax exemption. The program provides a partial property tax exemption to those homeowners meeting qualifying veteran's criteria. This exemption also provides the qualifying senior citizen to have their property taxes reduced by up to 50%. Contacts the Assessor Department
IT-214
This is the NYS Income Tax Program that will refund part of the local tax paid by moderate and low income homeowners and (indirectly) renters. A homeowner may qualify even if they pay no income tax.
Assisted Home Performance with Energy Star
This reduces energy costs of low and moderate income households (up to 80% of the NYS Medium Income) by providing affordable energy efficient improvemts to households that are not eligible for the federally funded Weatherization Program.
Access to Home Program
The Access to Home Program provides financial assistance to property owners to make dwelling units accessible for low- and moderate income persons with disabilities. Providing assistance with the cost of adapting homes to meet the needs of those with disabilities will enable individuals to safely and comfortably continue to live in their residences and avoid institutional care. Project selection shall take into consideration the recommendation of the relevant regional economic development council or the Commissioner's determination that the proposed project aligns with the regional strategic priorities of the respective region.
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