N.Y. Real Property Tax Law Section 425-A
Abatement of county taxes in special assessing units


1.

Local option. The local legislative body of a county that is a special assessing unit may provide by local law for the partial abatement of county taxes pursuant to this section. Such abatement shall apply to assessment rolls beginning with the roll finally completed in the year two thousand two, and continuing through and including the roll finally completed in the year two thousand twenty-eight unless such local law is sooner repealed.

2.

Eligible property. The property of a senior citizen that qualifies for and receives the enhanced exemption pursuant to subdivision four of § 425 (School tax relief (STAR) exemption)section four hundred twenty-five of this title shall be qualified to receive the abatement provided by this section.

3.

Procedure. A separate application shall not be required for the abatement. The assessor of such special assessing unit shall compute and apply the abatement when extending the tax on eligible property. Eligibility for such abatement shall be determined annually; a property that becomes eligible for a year subsequent to the initial year in which such abatement is authorized by local law shall receive the abatement for such subsequent year and for each year thereafter while it remains eligible and until the authorization for the abatement expires. If the enhanced exemption granted pursuant to subdivision four of § 425 (School tax relief (STAR) exemption)section four hundred twenty-five of this title is later discontinued or revoked, the abatement given pursuant to this section shall likewise be discontinued or revoked. If eligibility for the abatement or the amount of the abatement changes after the extension of taxes, the assessor shall notify the official responsible for the collection or refund of taxes, who shall calculate and impose or refund the difference in taxes accordingly.

4.

Computation of abatement by local legislative body.

(a)

The abatement given pursuant to this section shall eliminate all or part of the tax that results from any increase in the general county tax rate applicable to the assessment roll finally completed in calendar year two thousand two as compared to the tax rate applicable to the assessment roll finally completed in calendar year two thousand one. It shall not limit increases in tax that result from changes in the full value or taxable value of property or from subsequent tax rate increases or increases in taxes other than the general county tax.

(b)

The general county tax extended on an eligible parcel shall be abated by the abatement amount, which shall be calculated by multiplying the taxable assessed valuation, after application of all exemptions for which such parcel is eligible for general county tax purposes, by the abatement tax rate determined pursuant to this subdivision, provided that the abatement shall not exceed the general county tax otherwise chargeable to such eligible parcel.

(c)

The local legislative body shall determine separate abatement tax rates for each class of property, each roll year and each portion of the county for which a general county tax rate is determined. The abatement rate shall be the base abatement tax rate calculated pursuant to this subdivision multiplied by the abatement ratio.

(d)

The abatement ratio shall be set forth in the local law, as it may be amended from time to time, which adopts the abatement authorized by this section. Such ratio shall be one-half if no other ratio is specified in the local law. In no event shall the abatement ratio be greater than one.

(e)

For the general county tax levied on the assessment roll finally completed in calendar year two thousand two, the base abatement tax rate for a class shall be the general county tax rate for such class applicable to such assessment roll, less the tax rate for such class for the roll finally completed in calendar year two thousand one.

(f)

In each subsequent year the base abatement tax rate shall be adjusted to account for changes in the level of assessment by multiplying the base abatement tax rate calculated pursuant to paragraph (e) of this subdivision by the ratio between the class equalization rate for such class for the roll completed in calendar year two thousand two and the class equalization rate for such class for the assessment roll for such subsequent year.

(g)

If the equalized tax rate for a class in any year is less than the equalized tax rate for the roll finally completed in calendar year two thousand two but more than the rate for the roll completed in calendar year two thousand one, the base abatement tax rate shall be recalculated by dividing the difference between such equalized tax rates by the class equalization ratio for the roll year of the taxes to be abated.

(h)

If the equalized tax rate for a class and roll year after calendar year two thousand two is less than the equalized tax rate for the roll completed in calendar year two thousand one, no abatement shall be granted for property in such class for such roll year.

(i)

For purposes of this section, “class” shall have the meaning provided by § 1802 (Classification of real property in a special assessing unit)section eighteen hundred two of this chapter and “class equalization rate” shall have the meaning provided by § 1202 (Establishment of state equalization rates and class ratios and class equalization rates)section twelve hundred two of this chapter. The term “equalized tax rate” shall mean the general county tax rate for a class and roll year multiplied by the class equalization rate for such class and year.

5.

Cooperative apartment corporations, trailers and mobile homes. The abatement authorized by this section shall apply to taxes on real property owned by a cooperative corporation and to trailers and mobile homes to the extent such taxes are attributable to the property of eligible shareholders or owners and shall be credited against the taxes or rent otherwise payable by or chargeable to such eligible individuals in the same manner as is provided for the exemption given by section four hundred twenty-five of this title.

6.

Retroactive implementation. A local law adopted pursuant to this section may provide that benefits shall be given retroactively in respect to all or specified assessment rolls finally completed in or after the year two thousand two. Such local law may provide that the assessor of such special assessing unit shall apply the retroactive abatement as a credit against current taxes for one or more years or may authorize the chief financial officer of the county to refund the excess taxes collected without interest in one or more installments over a period of one or more years.

Source: Section 425-A — Abatement of county taxes in special assessing units, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/RPT/425-A (updated May 26, 2017; accessed Jul. 13, 2024).

420‑A
Nonprofit organizations
420‑B
Nonprofit organizations
420‑C
Exemption from local real property taxation of certain low income housing accommodations in a city having a population of one million or ...
421‑A
Affordable New York Housing Program
421‑B
Exemption of certain private dwellings, multiple dwellings and improvements from local taxation
421‑C
Exemption of certain new multiple dwellings from local taxation
421‑D
Exemption of multiple dwellings financed by the New York state housing finance agency from local taxation
421‑E
Exemption of cooperative, condominium, homesteading and rental projects from local taxation
421‑F
Exemption of capital improvements to residential buildings and certain new construction
421‑FF
Exemption of capital improvements to residential buildings in cities with a population between twenty-seven thousand five hundred and twe...
421‑G
Exemption from local taxation of certain multiple dwellings
421‑H
Exemption of capital improvements to multiple dwelling buildings within certain cities
421‑H*2
Exemption of capital improvements to residential buildings
421‑I
Exemption of capital improvements to multiple dwelling buildings within certain cities
421‑I*2
Exemption of capital improvements to multiple dwelling buildings within certain cities
421‑J
Exemption of capital investment in multiple dwelling buildings within certain cities
421‑J*2
Exemption of capital improvements to multiple dwelling buildings within certain cities
421‑K
Exemption of certain multiple dwellings
421‑L
Exemption of capital improvements to residential buildings in certain towns
421‑M
Exemption of certain new or substantially rehabilitated multiple dwellings from local taxation
421‑N
Exemption of capital improvements to multiple dwelling buildings within certain cities
421‑O
Exemption of capital improvements to multiple dwelling buildings within certain cities
421‑O*2
Exemption of capital improvements to multiple dwelling buildings within certain cities
421‑P
Exemption of newly-constructed or converted rental multiple dwellings
421‑P*2
Exemption of capital improvements to residential new construction involving the creation of accessory dwelling units
422
Not-for-profit housing companies
423
Phase out of exemption for redevelopment company projects upon the cessation of the tax exemption granted pursuant to contract
424
Institute of arts and sciences
425
School tax relief (STAR) exemption
425‑A
Abatement of county taxes in special assessing units
426
Opera houses
427
Performing arts buildings
428
Fraternal organizations
429
Real property used for professional major league sports
430
Interdenominational centers
432
Theatrical corporations created by act of congress
434
Academies of music
436
Officers of religious denominations
438
Trustees of a hospital, playground and library
440
Infant homes
442
Soldiers monument corporations
444
Historical societies
444‑A
Historic property
446
Cemeteries
450
Agricultural societies
452
Veterans organizations
454
Indians
455
Exemption option
456
Municipal railroads
457
Exemption for first-time homebuyers of newly constructed homes
458
Veterans
458‑A
Veterans
458‑B
Exemption for Cold War veterans
458‑C
Improvements to property of severely injured members of the armed forces of the United States
459
Persons who are physically disabled
459‑A
Improvements to property made pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
459‑B
Physically disabled crime victims
459‑C
Persons with disabilities and limited incomes
460
Clergy
462
Religious corporations
464
Incorporated associations of volunteer firefighters
466
Volunteer firefighters and fire companies in villages
466‑A
Volunteer firefighters and volunteer ambulance workers
466‑A*2
Volunteer firefighters and volunteer ambulance workers
466‑B
Volunteer firefighters and volunteer ambulance workers
466‑C
Volunteer firefighters and volunteer ambulance workers
466‑C*2
Volunteer firefighters and volunteer ambulance workers
466‑C*3
Volunteer firefighters and volunteer ambulance workers
466‑C*4
Volunteer firefighters and volunteer ambulance workers
466‑C*5
Volunteer firefighters and volunteer ambulance workers
466‑C*6
Volunteer firefighters and volunteer ambulance workers
466‑C*7
Volunteer firefighters and volunteer ambulance workers
466‑D
Volunteer firefighters and volunteer ambulance workers
466‑D*2
Volunteer firefighters and volunteer ambulance workers
466‑D*3
Volunteer firefighters and volunteer ambulance workers
466‑D*4
Volunteer firefighters and volunteer ambulance workers
466‑E
Volunteer firefighters and volunteer ambulance workers
466‑E*2
Volunteer firefighters and volunteer ambulance workers
466‑E*3
Volunteer firefighters and volunteer ambulance workers
466‑E*4
Volunteer firefighters and volunteer ambulance workers
466‑F
Volunteer firefighters and volunteer ambulance workers
466‑F*2
Volunteer firefighters and volunteer ambulance workers
466‑F*3
Volunteer firefighters and volunteer ambulance workers
466‑F*4
Volunteer firefighters and volunteer ambulance workers
466‑F*5
Un-remarried spouses of volunteer firefighters or volunteer ambulance workers killed in the line of duty
466‑G
Volunteer firefighters and volunteer ambulance workers
466‑G*2
Volunteer firefighters and volunteer ambulance workers
466‑H
Volunteer firefighters and volunteer ambulance workers
466‑H*2
Un-remarried spouses of deceased volunteer firefighters or volunteer ambulance workers
466‑I
Volunteer firefighters and volunteer ambulance workers
466‑J
Volunteer firefighters and volunteer ambulance workers
466‑K
Volunteer firefighters and volunteer ambulance workers
467
Persons sixty-five years of age or over
467‑A
Partial tax abatement for residential real property held in the cooperative or condominium form of ownership in a city having a populatio...
467‑B
Tax abatement for rent-controlled and rent regulated property occupied by senior citizens or persons with disabilities
467‑C
Exemption for property owned by certain housing companies or sublessees of the battery park city authority and occupied by senior citizen...
467‑D
Assessment exemption for certain living quarters constructed to be occupied by a senior citizen or disabled individual
467‑E
Rebate for owners or tenant-stockholders of one, two or three family residences or residential property held in the condominium or cooper...
467‑F
Protective and safety devices tax abatement
467‑G
Rebate for owners of certain real property seriously damaged by the severe storm that occurred on the twenty-ninth and thirtieth of Octob...
467‑H
Partial abatement for certain rebuilt real property seriously damaged by the severe storm that occurred on the twenty-ninth and thirtieth...
467‑I
Real property tax abatement
467‑J
Exemption for certain residential properties located in certain counties
467‑K
Senior citizen longtime resident exemption
467‑K*2
Exemption for certain residential property required to participate in the federal flood insurance program
467‑L
Rebate for owners of certain real property in the city of New York
467‑M
Exemption from local real property taxation of certain multiple dwellings in a city having a population of one million or more
468
Fire patrol and salvage corps
469
Assessment exemption for living quarters for parent or grandparent
470
Exemption for improvements to real property meeting certification standards for green buildings
472
Pharmaceutical societies
474
Dental societies
476‑A
Railroad passenger stations
477
Tax exemption for industrial waste treatment facilities
477‑A
Tax exemption for air pollution control facilities
478
Tax exemption for off-street parking facilities providing underground shelters
479
Fallout shelter facilities
480
Forest and reforested lands
480‑A
Taxation of forest land
481
Taxation of land used for agricultural production
482
Quarantined lands
483
Exemption from taxation of structures and buildings essential to the operation of agricultural and horticultural lands
483‑A
Farm silos, farm feed grain storage bins, commodity sheds, bulk milk tanks and coolers, and manure storage and handling facilities
483‑B
Historic barns
483‑C
Temporary greenhouses
483‑D
Farm or food processing labor camps or commissaries
483‑E
Anaerobic digestion facilities
484
Urban redevelopment corporations and companies
485
Nuclear powered electric generating facilities
485‑A
Residential-commercial urban exemption program
485‑B
Business investment exemption
485‑C
Exemption from taxation of real property used in manufacture of steel in cities of fifty thousand or more persons
485‑D
Water-works corporations
485‑E
Empire zone exemption
485‑F
Banking development districts
485‑G
Infrastructure exemption
485‑H
Residential investment exemption
485‑I
Residential investment exemption
485‑I*2
Residential investment exemption
485‑J
Residential property improvement exemption
485‑J*2
Residential investment exemption
485‑J*3
Residential investment exemption
485‑J*4
Residential investment exemption
485‑J*5
Residential investment exemption
485‑K
Residential investment exemption
485‑L
Residential property improvement
485‑L*2
Residential investment exemption
485‑M
Residential investment exemption
485‑N
Residential-commercial exemption program
485‑O
New residential property exemption
485‑P
Economic transformation area exemption
485‑Q
Residential investment exemption
485‑R
Residential redevelopment inhibited property exemption
485‑S
Residential reassessment exemption
485‑S*2
Residential reassessment exemption
485‑S*3
Mixed use exemption program for villages
485‑T
Owner occupied residential property exemption program
485‑U
Class one reassessment exemption
485‑V
Residential revaluation exemption
485‑V*2
Residential and mixed-use investment exemption
485‑W
Newly constructed single-family and multi-family residential exemption
485‑X
Affordable neighborhoods for New Yorkers tax incentive
486
Non-profit medical and dental indemnity, or hospital service corporations
486‑A
Non-profit corporations operating as health maintenance organizations
487
Exemption from taxation for certain energy systems
487‑A
Exemption from taxation of conservation improvements to certain residential premises
488
Retirement systems
488‑A
Rehabilitation of certain class B multiple dwellings and class A multiple dwellings used for single room occupancy
489
Exemption from taxation of alterations and improvements to multiple dwellings to eliminate fire and health hazards

Accessed:
Jul. 13, 2024

Last modified:
May 26, 2017

§ 425-A’s source at nysenate​.gov

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