N.Y. Real Property Tax Law Section 467-L
Rebate for owners of certain real property in the city of New York


1.

Generally. Notwithstanding any provision of any general, special or local law to the contrary, a city having a population of one million or more is hereby authorized and empowered to adopt and amend local laws in accordance with this section to grant a rebate of the annual tax of an eligible property, in the amount provided in this section, for the fiscal year beginning on the first of July, two thousand twenty-one and ending on the thirtieth of June, two thousand twenty-two to the owner of such eligible property, provided the qualified gross income of all the owners for whom such property serves as their primary residence was two hundred fifty thousand dollars or less in tax year two thousand twenty. Where the eligible property, other than an eligible property that is a dwelling unit in residential property held in the cooperative form of ownership, is in arrears in the payment of real property taxes, assessments, and any other charges that are made a lien subject to the provisions of chapter three of title eleven of the administrative code of the city of New York other than water rents, sewer rents and sewer surcharges, such rebate shall be applied to any such unpaid real property taxes, assessments, and other charges on the account of such eligible property. Where the eligible property is a dwelling unit in residential property held in the cooperative form of ownership and such residential property is in arrears in the payment of real property taxes, assessments, and any other charges that are made a lien subject to the provisions of chapter three of title eleven of the administrative code of the city of New York other than water rents, sewer rents and sewer surcharges, such rebate shall be applied to any unpaid real property taxes, assessments, and other charges on the account of such residential property in an amount equal to the proportionate share of the arrears of the dwelling unit. Notwithstanding any provision of this article to the contrary, an owner whose property is receiving benefits pursuant to any other section of this article shall not be prohibited from receiving a rebate authorized pursuant to this section if such owner is otherwise eligible to receive such rebate.

2.

Definitions. As used in this section the following terms shall have the following meanings:

a.

“Annual tax” means the amount of real property tax that is imposed on a property for the fiscal year beginning on the first of July, two thousand twenty-one, determined after reduction for any amount for which such property is exempt, or which is abated, pursuant to applicable law, provided that, for a property that is a dwelling unit in residential property held in the cooperative form of ownership, “annual tax” means the amount of real property tax that is imposed on such residential property divided by the number of units within such residential property, including dwelling units and units used primarily for professional or commercial purposes, determined after reduction for any amount for which such property that is a dwelling unit is exempt, or which is abated, pursuant to applicable law.

b.

“Applicant” means an owner of an eligible property who, pursuant to subdivision six of this section, may apply for the rebate authorized pursuant to this section.

c.

“Commissioner of finance” means the commissioner of finance of a city having a population of one million or more, or such commissioner’s designee.

d.

“Eligible property” means a property that, beginning on or after June fifteenth, two thousand twenty-two, serves as the primary residence of the owner of such property, and served as such owner’s primary residence during the ninety days prior to such date.

e.

“Erroneous rebate” means:

(i)

a rebate that was granted to an owner who was not entitled to a rebate under this section; or

(ii)

a rebate that was granted or calculated in error under this section.

f.

“Owner” means one or more natural persons who, beginning on or after June fifteenth, two thousand twenty-two, either:

(i)

owns a property in fee simple absolute or as a tenant in common, a joint tenant or a tenant by the entirety;

(ii)

is a tenant-stockholder of a cooperative apartment corporation who resides in a portion of real property owned by such cooperative apartment corporation, to the extent represented by their share or shares of stock in such corporation as determined by their proportional relationship to the total outstanding stock of such corporation, including such stock owned by such corporation; or

(iii)

owns a present interest in a property under a life estate or who is a beneficial owner under a trust.

g.

“Immediate family member” means an owner’s spouse, domestic partner, sibling or child.

h.

“Property” means a one, two, or three family residence or a dwelling unit in residential property held in the cooperative or condominium form of ownership. “Property” shall not include any vacant land.

i.

“Proportionate share of the arrears of the dwelling unit” is the quotient of the amount of unpaid real property taxes, assessments, and other charges of a residential property held in the cooperative form of ownership divided by the number of units therein, including dwelling units and units used primarily for professional or commercial purposes.

j.

“Qualified gross income” means the adjusted gross income for the taxable year as reported for federal income tax purposes, or which would be reported as adjusted gross income if a federal income tax return were required to be filed. In computing qualified gross income, the net amount of loss reported on Federal Schedule C, D, E, or F shall not exceed three thousand dollars per schedule.

k.

“Substantially higher” means no more than two hundred seventy-five thousand dollars.

3.

Primary residence. Any local law adopted pursuant to this section shall establish a process by which an owner of a property shall demonstrate primary residence, provided that such local law shall not require such demonstration from an owner who receives a real property tax exemption pursuant to § 425 (School tax relief (STAR) exemption)section four hundred twenty-five of this title or a school tax relief credit pursuant to subsection (eee) of Tax Law § 606 (Credits against tax)section six hundred six of the tax law for such property for the fiscal year commencing on the first of July, two thousand twenty-two.

4.

Amount of rebate. The amount of the rebate to be provided by the commissioner of finance shall be the lesser of one hundred fifty dollars or the annual tax imposed on the property.

5.

Qualification for rebate for recipients of STAR credit or exemption. The owner of an eligible property who receives a real property tax exemption pursuant to § 425 (School tax relief (STAR) exemption)section four hundred twenty-five of this title or a school tax relief credit pursuant to subsection (eee) of Tax Law § 606 (Credits against tax)section six hundred six of the tax law for the fiscal year commencing on the first of July, two thousand twenty-two and satisfies the requirements described in subdivision one of this section shall not be required to file, and shall not file, an application for the rebate authorized pursuant to this section. To the extent the commissioner of finance determines that such an owner is not entitled to the rebate authorized pursuant to this section, the commissioner shall send to such owner a notice of denial of the rebate.

6.

Qualification for rebate for owners of an eligible property who are not recipients of STAR credit or exemption.

a.

Generally. The owner of an eligible property who does not receive a real property tax exemption pursuant to § 425 (School tax relief (STAR) exemption)section four hundred twenty-five of this title or a school tax relief credit pursuant to subsection (eee) of Tax Law § 606 (Credits against tax)section six hundred six of the tax law for the fiscal year commencing on the first of July, two thousand twenty-two may file an application for the rebate authorized pursuant to this section, provided that, such owner satisfies the requirements described in subdivision one of this section, and provided, further, that for an eligible property that serves as the primary residence of more than one owner, all such owners shall jointly file an application for such rebate. Notwithstanding any provision of any general, special or local law to the contrary, an application for a rebate authorized pursuant to this section shall be filed by electronic means on or before the date or dates established in the local law adopted pursuant to this section. Upon a showing by an applicant that filing an application by electronic means is not practicable for reasons including but not limited to lack of access to, or ability to use, the technology needed to file by electronic means, the commissioner of finance may grant a waiver of the requirement to file such application by electronic means. No rebate shall be granted pursuant to this section unless the owner files such application within the time period or time periods prescribed by the local law adopted pursuant to this section. No more than one application shall be submitted for an eligible property.

b.

Approval or denial of application. If the commissioner of finance determines that an applicant is entitled to the rebate authorized pursuant to this section, the commissioner shall approve such application, notify such applicant of such approval, and grant such rebate to such applicant. If the commissioner of finance determines that an applicant is not entitled to the rebate authorized pursuant to this section, the commissioner shall send to each such applicant a notice of denial of such application. Such notice of denial shall specify the reason for such denial and shall be sent in a manner to be provided in local laws or in rules promulgated by the commissioner of finance. Failure to send any such notice of denial or the failure of any applicant to receive such notice shall not affect such denial and shall not prevent the levy, collection and enforcement of taxes on the property of such applicant.

c.

Review of submission. The burden shall be on the applicant to establish that the property is the primary residence of such applicant, that the qualified gross income of all the owners for whom such property serves as their primary residence is two hundred fifty thousand dollars or less and that any other requirements relating to the granting of the rebate are satisfied.

d.

Oath. The commissioner of finance shall have the authority to require that statements made in connection with any application filed pursuant to this section be made under oath. Such application shall contain the following declaration: “I certify that all information contained in this application is true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief. I understand that willful making of any false statement of material fact herein will subject me to the provisions of law relevant to the making and filing of false instruments and will render this application null and void.” Such application shall also state that the applicant agrees to comply with and be subject to any rules promulgated by the commissioner of finance pursuant to this section.

7.

Denial and revocation of rebate.

a.

Generally. The commissioner of finance shall deny an application for a rebate or revoke any rebate authorized pursuant to this section if it appears that:

(i)

the property does not serve as the primary residence of the owner who has applied for such rebate or who received the real property tax exemption pursuant to § 425 (School tax relief (STAR) exemption)section four hundred twenty-five of this title or a school tax relief credit pursuant to subsection (eee) of Tax Law § 606 (Credits against tax)section six hundred six of the tax law for such property for the fiscal year commencing on the first of July, two thousand twenty-two, (ii) prior to the granting of the rebate authorized pursuant to this section, title to the property has been transferred to a new owner other than to an immediate family member for whom the property serves as the primary residence until, at a minimum, the date on which such rebate is granted, or

(iii)

the property is otherwise no longer eligible for the rebate.

b.

Rights of owners. Upon determining that a rebate authorized pursuant to this section shall be revoked, the commissioner of finance shall send a notice so stating to the affected owner at the time and in the manner to be provided in the local law adopted pursuant to this section. Granting a rebate authorized pursuant to this section, denying a rebate pursuant to subdivision five of this section, denying an application for a rebate pursuant to paragraph b of subdivision six of this section, or revoking a rebate granted pursuant to this section shall constitute a final determination of the commissioner of finance, unless, within ninety days, the owner seeks administrative review by the commissioner of finance of such determination, provided that the burden shall be on the owner to establish eligibility for the rebate. The failure to grant a rebate authorized pursuant to this section to an owner who is not required to submit an application pursuant to subdivision five of this section and who does not receive a notice of denial pursuant to such subdivision shall constitute a final determination by the commissioner of finance unless such owner seeks administrative review by such commissioner of such determination no later than the first of July, two thousand twenty-three.

8.

Restriction on rebate for married couples with two or more residences. The rebate authorized by this section shall be granted on no more than one property owned by a married couple, unless such spouses are living apart due to legal separation.

9.

Record of ownership of an eligible property. Any local law adopted pursuant to this section shall require that ownership of an eligible property be recorded with the city register, the Richmond county clerk, or the automated city register information system by the thirtieth of June, two thousand twenty-two.

10.

Proof of residency and information regarding qualified gross income. In accordance with subdivisions one and three of this section, the commissioner of finance may request proof of residency and information relating to qualified gross income from any owner seeking to receive a rebate authorized pursuant to this section.

11.

Rebate returned for re-issuance. The commissioner of finance may provide a credit against the annual tax of an eligible property in the amount of the rebate when an owner of an eligible property requests that a check in the amount of the rebate be re-issued to such owner, except that no such credit shall be provided later than two years from the date the rebate is granted.

12.

Recovery of erroneous rebate.

a.

If the commissioner of finance determines that an owner received an erroneous rebate, the commissioner of finance shall recover such erroneous rebate, within six years of the granting of such rebate, by deducting the amount of such erroneous rebate from any refund otherwise payable to the owner of such property, and any balance of the amount of such erroneous rebate remaining unpaid shall constitute a tax lien on the property of such owner as of the due and payable date provided on the tax bill mailed by the commissioner of finance containing such amount. If such amount is not paid by such due and payable date, interest at the rate applicable to delinquent real property taxes on such property shall be charged and collected on such amount from the due and payable date provided on such notice to the date of payment. Such tax lien shall be enforceable in accordance with the provisions of law relating to the enforcement of tax liens in any such city. No lien created pursuant to this section shall be enforced against a subsequent purchaser for value in good faith, provided that the purchase occurred prior to the date the amount of the erroneous rebate was entered on the statement of account for such property. Such authority shall supplement any other authority of the commissioner of finance to enforce payment of the erroneous rebate by the owner of such property.

b.

To the extent a rebate was granted or calculated in error under this section, the amount of the erroneous rebate shall be equal to the difference between the amount of the rebate originally granted and the amount to which the owner was entitled.

13.

Penalty for material misstatements.

a.

Generally. If the commissioner of finance determines, within three years from the granting of a rebate authorized pursuant to this section, that there was a material misstatement in an application filed pursuant to this section and that such misstatement provided the basis for the granting of a rebate under this section, the commissioner of finance shall proceed to impose a penalty tax against the property of five hundred dollars in addition to recovering the amount of any erroneous rebate under subdivision twelve of this section. An application shall be deemed to contain a material misstatement for this purpose when either: (1) the applicant claimed the property was his, her or their primary residence, when it was not; (2) the applicant claimed that the applicant owned the property, when the applicant did not; or (3) the applicant claimed that the qualified gross income of all the owners for whom such property serves as their primary residence was two hundred fifty thousand dollars or less, when the qualified gross income of such owners was a substantially higher amount.

b.

Procedure. When the commissioner of finance determines that a penalty tax shall be imposed, the penalty tax shall be entered on the next ensuing tentative or final assessment roll. Each owner shall be given notice of the possible imposition of a penalty tax, and shall be entitled to seek administrative and judicial review of such action in the manner provided by law.

14.

Non-disclosure. The information contained in applications filed with the commissioner of finance pursuant to subdivision six of this section shall not be subject to disclosure under article six of the public officers law.

Source: Section 467-L — Rebate for owners of certain real property in the city of New York, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/RPT/467-L (updated Jun. 17, 2022; accessed Jun. 22, 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:
Jun. 22, 2024

Last modified:
Jun. 17, 2022

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