N.Y. Real Property Tax Law Section 485-K
Residential investment exemption

  • certain school districts

1.

Residential real property constructed on or after the first day of January, two thousand five in school districts which serve a city with a population of not less than sixty thousand six hundred and not more than sixty-one thousand may be exempt from school district taxation as provided in this section.

2.

(a) (i) Such real property shall be exempt for a period of one year to the extent of fifty per centum of the increase in assessed value thereof attributable to such construction and for an additional period of nine years provided, however, that the extent of such exemption shall be decreased by five per centum each year during such additional period of nine years and such exemption shall be computed with respect to the “exemption base”. The exemption base shall be the increase in assessed value as determined in the initial year of such ten year period following the filing of an original application, except as provided in subparagraph (ii) of this paragraph.

(ii)

In any year in which a change in level of assessment of fifteen percent or more is certified for a final assessment roll pursuant to the rules of the commissioner, the exemption base shall be multiplied by a fraction, the numerator of which shall be the total assessed value of the parcel on such final assessment roll (after accounting for any physical or quantity changes to the parcel since the immediately preceding assessment roll), and the denominator of which shall be the total assessed value of the parcel on the immediately preceding final assessment roll. The result shall be the new exemption base. The exemption shall thereupon be recomputed to take into account the new exemption base, notwithstanding the fact that the assessor receives the certification of the change in level of assessment after the completion, verification and filing of the final assessment roll. In the event the assessor does not have custody of the roll when such certification is received, the assessor shall certify the recomputed exemption to the local officers having custody and control of the roll, and such local officers are hereby directed and authorized to enter the recomputed exemption certified by the assessor on the roll. The assessor shall give written notice of such recomputed exemption to the property owner, who may, if he or she believes that the exemption was recomputed incorrectly, apply for a correction in the manner provided by title three of article 5 (Assessment Procedure)article five of this chapter for the correction of clerical errors.

(iii)

The following table shall illustrate the computation of the school district tax exemption: Year of exemption Percentage of exemption 1 50 2 45 3 40 4 35 5 30 6 25 7 20 8 15 9 10 10 5 (b) No such exemption shall be granted unless:

(i)

such construction was commenced on or after the first day of January, two thousand five or such later date as may be specified by resolution;

(ii)

the residential real property is situate in a school district which serves a city with a population of not less than sixty thousand six hundred and not more than sixty-one thousand;

(iii)

the cost of such construction exceeds the sum of sixty thousand dollars or such greater amount as may be specified; and

(iv)

such construction is completed as may be evidenced by a certificate of occupancy or other appropriate documentation as provided by the owner.

(c)

For purposes of this section the term construction shall not include ordinary maintenance and repairs.

3.

Such exemption shall be granted only upon application by the owner of such real property on a form prescribed by the commissioner. Such application shall be filed with the assessor of a school district which serves a city with a population of not less than sixty thousand six hundred and not more than sixty-one thousand on or before the appropriate taxable status date of such school district and within one year from the date of completion of such construction.

4.

If the assessor is satisfied that the applicant is entitled to an exemption pursuant to this section, he or she shall approve the application and such real property shall thereafter be exempt from taxation by a school district which serves a city with a population of not less than sixty thousand six hundred and not more than sixty-one thousand as provided in this section commencing with the assessment roll prepared after the taxable status date referred to in subdivision three of this section. The assessed value of any exemption granted pursuant to this section shall be entered by the assessor on the assessment roll with the taxable property, with the amount of the exemption shown in a separate column.

5.

The provisions of this section shall apply to real property used as the primary residence of the owner.

6.

In the event that real property granted an exemption pursuant to this section ceases to be used primarily for eligible purposes, the exemption granted pursuant to this section shall cease.

7.

A school district which serves a city with a population of not less than sixty thousand six hundred and not more than sixty-one thousand may, by resolution, reduce the per centum of exemption otherwise allowed pursuant to this section; provided, however, that a project in course of construction and exemptions existing prior in time to passage of any such resolution shall not be subject to any such reduction so effected. Such school district upon reduction of the per centum of exemption pursuant to this subdivision may thereafter, by resolution, increase the per centum of exemption up to any per centum not exceeding the maximum allowed by subdivision two of this section, whichever is applicable, provided, however, that any such resolution shall apply only to construction commenced subsequent to the effective date of such resolution. A copy of all such resolutions shall be filed with the commissioner and the assessor of the school district.

8.

A school district which serves a city with a population of not less than sixty thousand six hundred and not more than sixty-one thousand may, by resolution, establish a date for the commencement of effectiveness of exemption offered pursuant to this section and may provide that the provisions of this section shall apply only to construction having a greater value than that specified by subdivision two of this section, provided, however, that such amount shall not exceed three hundred twenty-five thousand dollars.

9.

(a) A school district which serves a city with a population of not less than sixty thousand six hundred and not more than sixty-one thousand may, by resolution, establish a board to be known as the residential incentive board. The membership and composition of such board shall be set forth in the resolution.

(b)

The residential incentive board shall present a plan to the board of education of a school district which serves a city with a population of not less than sixty thousand six hundred and not more than sixty-one thousand concerning the various types of residential real property which should be granted eligibility for an exemption pursuant to subdivision one of this section. Such plan shall make a recommendation as to whether the exemption be computed as provided in subdivision two of this section. In addition, such plan shall identify specific geographic areas within which such exemptions should be offered. In developing the plan required by this paragraph, the board shall consider the planning objectives of a school district which serves a city with a population of not less than sixty thousand six hundred and not more than sixty-one thousand, the necessity of the exemption to the attraction or retention of home owners and the economic benefit to the area of providing exemptions to home owners.

(c)

In addition, the board may make recommendations to the school board of a school district which serves a city with a population of not less than sixty thousand six hundred and not more than sixty-one thousand with respect to actions it deems desirable to improve the economic climate therein.

10.

If a school district which serves a city with a population of not less than sixty thousand six hundred and not more than sixty-one thousand establishes a residential incentive board, pursuant to subdivision nine of this section, such school district may, by resolution, restrict real property eligible to receive the exemption to real property constructed for those purposes identified in the plan presented by the board. Such resolution shall restrict the availability of such exemption to the specific geographic areas identified in the plan presented by the board.

Source: Section 485-K — Residential investment exemption; certain school districts, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/RPT/485-K (updated Sep. 22, 2014; 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:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 485-K’s source at nysenate​.gov

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