Exemptions

The Town of New Haven offers the following Exemptions, for your convenience just click on the exemption to print out a form.

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List of Exemptions

The following exemptions are processed through the Town of New Haven Assessors Office:

STAR exemption: (Proof of income of owners of property also required.)

New York State has changed the STAR Exemption process. All BASIC STAR recipients (Not Senior Citizens) must register for the exemption with the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance. Existing Basic STAR recipients (NOT Senior Citizens) will be notified directly by the State Department of Taxation and Finance when it is time to re-register. The Assessors’ office is not involved in the re-registration process!

To register for the BASIC STAR, please call 518-457-2036 or apply on the State Website at www.tax.ny.gov. The Assessor’s office CANNOT register you for the BASIC STAR and we cannot help you with the process. This is a STATE PROCESS ONLY!

Application for School Tax Relief (STAR) Exemption

RP-425B

2 pages (9/99) Application for School Tax Relief (STAR) Exemption

ENHANCED STAR exemption: - requires completion of two forms: (Proof of age and income of owners of property also required.)

Application for Enhanced School Tax Relief (STAR) Exemption

VETERAN exemption:

Application for Alternative Veterans Exemption from Real Property Taxation.

RP-458

2 pages (1/95) Application for Alternative Veterans Exemption From Real Property Taxation

SENIOR exemption:

Application for Partial Tax Exemption for Real Property of Senior Citizens.

RP-467

3 pages (1/98) Application for Partial Tax Exemption for Real Property of Senior Citizens and for School Tax Relief (STAR) Exemption

DISABILITY exemption:

Application for Partial Exemption for Real Property of Persons with Disabilities and Limited Incomes

RP-459-C

2 pages (1/98) Application for Partial Tax Exemption for Real Property of Persons with Disabilities and Limited Incomes

AGRICULTURAL exemption:

Application for Agricultural Assessment.

RP-305

9 pages (1/98) Application for Agricultural Assessment

CLERGY exemption:

Application for Partial Tax Exemption for Real Property of Members of Clergy.

RP-460

2 pages (1/95) Application for Partial Tax Exemption for Real Property of Members of Clergy.

COMMERCIAL, BUSINESS OR INDUSTRIAL exemption:

Application for Tax Exemption for Commercial, Business or Industrial Real Property

RP-485-B

2 pages (1/95) Application for Tax Exemption for Commercial, Business or Industrial Real Property.

INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY form:

RP-412-A

2 pages (1/95) Industrial Development Agencies Form

 Non-Profit Organization:

Application for Real Property Tax Exemption for Nonprofit Organization-check with the Assessor’s Office for correct form.

NOTES ON PROCESSING OF EXEMPTIONS:

It is the responsibility of the Assessor to accept, review and process (approve or deny) exemption applications. If an exemption meets all the states requirements set by state property tax law and the application is filed before the appropriate deadline, the exemption is granted. We are granted the authority by state property tax law to request any and all documentation necessary to determine eligibility for any exemption.

The more money that is removed from the assessment roll for exemption reductions, the higher the tax rates must be to compensate for the lost revenue. In some cases, a town may have more property tax exemptions than actual parcels of property within the town because many properties have more than one exemption.

Documents that may be required for various types of exemptions include, but are not limited to:

  • A completed and signed application
  • Income of the individual(s) applying
  • Copy of the Federal/State income tax return
  • Copy of the driver’s license
  • Copy of the 1099 from Social Security
  • Copy of documents verifying active duty service in the military
  • Copy of a passport or birth certificate
  • Letters of disability from Social Security, Railroad or State Commission for the Blind and Visually handicapped
  • Copies of Ordination papers for Clergy Exemptions
  • Soil Maps for agricultural exemptions or DEC certifications
  • Copies of documentation filed with the Federal government for non-profit status
  • Municipal Flood Maps