N.Y. Public Authorities Law Section 2053-P
Exemption from taxes, assessments and certain fees


It is hereby determined that the creation of the authority and the carrying out of its corporate purposes is in all respects for the benefit of the people of the county and the state and is a public purpose and the authority shall be regarded as performing a governmental function in the exercise of the powers conferred upon it by this title and shall not be required to pay any taxes, special ad valorem levies or special assessments upon any property owned by it or under its jurisdiction, control or supervision or upon its activities or any filing, recording or transfer fees or taxes in relation to instruments filed, recorded or transferred by it or on its behalf. The construction, use, occupation or possession of any property owned by the authority or the county, including improvements thereon, by any person or public corporation under a lease, lease and sublease or any other agreement shall not operate to abrogate or limit the foregoing exemption, notwithstanding that the lessee, user, occupant or person in possession shall claim ownership for federal income tax purposes. Mortgages made or financed, directly or indirectly, by the authority shall be exempt from the mortgage recording taxes imposed by article eleven of the tax law. The authority shall be deemed a public authority for the purposes of Real Property Tax Law § 412 (Public authorities)section four hundred twelve of the real property tax law.


Any bonds issued pursuant to this title together with the income therefrom as well as the property of the authority shall be exempt from taxes, except for transfer and estate taxes. The revenues, moneys and all other property and all transactions and activities of the authority shall be exempt from all taxes and governmental fees or charges, whether imposed by the state or any municipality, including without limitation real estate taxes, franchise taxes, sales taxes or other excise taxes. The state hereby covenants with the purchasers and with all subsequent holders and transferees of bonds issued by the authority pursuant to this title, in consideration of the acceptance of any payment for the bonds, that the bonds of the authority issued pursuant to this title and the income therefrom and all revenues, moneys, and other property pledged to secure the payment of such bonds shall at all times be free from taxation except for transfer and estate taxes.

Source: Section 2053-P — Exemption from taxes, assessments and certain fees, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/PBA/2053-P (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

Jun. 15, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

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