Assessor Manuals, Exemption Administration
Exemption Administration Manual—Part 1: U.S., Foreign Governments, and Interstate Agencies
Section 4.04 - McK U Con L Section 9613: United Nations Development District (New York City)
Year originally enacted:
Real property that (1) is owned by the United Nations Development Corporation or one of its subsidiaries or sponsors, (2) is located in a designated area contiguous to the U.N. headquarters in New York City, and (3) is used for certain approved public purposes (such as office space or housing for delegates and facilities for visitors) is wholly exempt from taxation and special assessments.
Property must be owned by the United Nations Development Corporation, a public benefit corporation, or one of its subsidiaries or sponsors (independent corporations approved for carrying out the development plan for the district).
Property location requirements:
Property must be located in a designated area contiguous to the U.N. headquarters in Manhattan (defined in McK U Con L §9603).
Property use requirements:
Property must be used for (1) missions, office space, meeting facilities, or housing and recreational facilities for delegates to the U.N., personnel of delegations, or U.N. staff members, (2) office space, auditoriums, or meeting facilities for related nongovernmental organizations, (3) hotel accommodations for visiting heads of state and other dignitaries, (4) bus terminals, dining facilities, or other facilities for visitors, (5) parking, or (6) housing, commercial, industrial, or other facilities necessary to carry out the purposes of the U.N.
Certification by state or local government:
The development plan for the district must be approved by the New York City Board of Estimate.
Required construction start date or other time requirement:
Limitation on exemption
|General municipal taxes||School district taxes||Special ad valorem levies||Special assessments|
|1. Amount||No limit||No limit||NA||No limit|
|2. Duration||No limit||No limit||NA||No limit|
|3. Taxing Jurisdiction|
|b. School District||NA||Ex||NA||NA|
|Ex-Exempt Tax-Taxable NA-Not Applicable|
Payments in lieu of taxes
Calculation of exemption
General municipal and school district taxes:
100% of assessed value.
Special ad valorem levies and special assessments:
100% of assessment.
Coding of exemption on assessment roll
|Code||Description of alternative codes possible|
Assessment roll section(s):
Note: This code should not be used to identify exempt property owned by the United Nations (RPTL §416) or to identify property that is exempt under any of the statutes listed under Similar Exemptions below. For coding of such property, see the Exemption Profile for the statute that applies.
Filing requirements (Owner or Occupant of Property)
Reporting requirements (Assessor)
|Foreign governments (consulates)||Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, Art. 32|
|Foreign governments (embassies)||RPTL §418|
|Foreign governments (missions)||Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relation, Art. 23|
|United Nations||RPTL §416|
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