You're entitled to this refundable credit if:
- Your household gross income is $18,000 or less
- You occupied the same New York residence for six months or more
- You were a New York State resident for the entire tax year
- You could not be claimed as a dependent on another taxpayer's federal income tax return
- Your residence was not completely exempted from real property taxes
- The current market value of all real property you owned, such as houses, garages, and land, was $85,000 or less and
- You meet all the conditions listed under either Homeowners or Renters below.
- You or your spouse paid real property taxes.
- Any rent you received for nonresidential use of your residence was 20% or less of the total rent you received.
- You or a member of your household paid rent for your residence.
- The average monthly rent you and other members of your household paid was $450 or less, not counting charges for heat, gas, electricity, furnishings, or board.
How much is the credit?
- If all members of your household are under 65, the credit can be as much as $75.
- If at least one member of your household is 65 or older, the credit can be as much as $375.
- If your credit is more than the taxes you owe, you can claim a refund.
For additional information on claiming this credit, see Form IT-214, Claim for Real Property Tax Credit for Homeowners and Renters and its instructions.
If you don't have to file a New York State income tax return, complete and file Form IT-214 and we will refund you the credit amount.
How do I claim the credit for past years?
You can receive a refund for past years if you claim the credit by the dates below. Complete and file Form IT-214 (for the year or years that you were eligible) as soon as you can, but before these dates.
||Last date to file
||April 15, 2013
||April 18, 2014
April 17, 2015