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Assessor's Manual, Volume 4, ExemptionAdministration

Exemption Administration Manual - Part 1
Municipal Governments

Section 4.03 - RPTL Section 406(4)

Municipal Corporations
(Aqueducts in New York City water supply system)

Exemption Code(s):     13360 Year Originally Enacted:     Before 1896

Related Statutes:     Aministrative Code of City of New York §24, 301

SUMMARY:     Aqueducts that are part of the New York City water supply system are wholly exempt from taxes, special ad valorem levies, and special assessments. This exemption applies only to aqueducts, which are defined as those lands and improvements which are necessary (1) to maintain or enhance the flow of water in the system (e.g. shafts, pipes, and chutes used for dewatering purposes, reservoir gatehouses, and water pumping/regulating stations) or (2) to maintain the functioning of the system (e.g. roads, as well as their retaining walls and drainage systems, that provide access to necessary facilities).

  1. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
    1. Ownership Requirements:     Aqueducts must be owned by the City of New York.
    2. Property Location Requirements:     None.
    3. Property Use Requirements:     Land and improvements must be used to provide New York City's water supply. Examples of property eligible for exemption are given in the Summary above.
    4. Certification by State or Local Government:     None required.
    5. Required Construction Start Date or Other Time Requirement:      None.
       
  2. LOCAL OPTION: No.
     
  3. LIMITATION ON EXEMPTION:
      General
    Municipal
    Taxes
    School
    District
    Taxes
    Special
    Ad Valorem
    Tax
    Special
    Assessments
    1. Amount No
    limit
    No
    limit
    No
    limit
    No
    limit
    2. Duration No
    limit
    No
    limit
    No
    limit
    No
    limit
    3. Taxing Jurisdiction
    a. County or County
    Special Districts
    Ex NA Ex Ex
    b. City Ex NA NA Ex
    c. Town or Town
    Special District
    Ex NA Ex Ex
    d. Village Ex NA NA Ex
    e. School District NA Ex NA NA
      Ex-Exempt      Tax-Taxable      NA-Not Applicable

     
  4. PAYMENTS IN LIEU OF TAXES: None required.
     
  5. CALCULATION OF EXEMPTION:
    1. General Municipal and School District Taxes: 100% of assessed value of aqueduct land and improvements.
    2. Special Ad Valorem Levies and Special Assessments: 100% of assessed value or other basis of assessment.
       
  6. CODING OF EXEMPTION ON ASSESSMENT ROLL:
    Code Description of Alternative Codes Possible
    13360  
  7. Assessment Roll Section(s): Exempt (ARLM Section 8).
     
  8. FILING REQUIREMENTS (Owner or Occupant of Property): None.
     
  9. REPORTING REQUIREMENTS (Assessor): None.
     
  10. SIMILAR EXEMPTIONS: None.

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