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NYC Senior Citizen Homeowners Exemption (SCHE)
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How can this program help me?

The Senior Citizen Homeowners Exemption program can help you lower your property tax bill if you are a qualifying older adult and own a home. You must also live in New York City. This tax break lowers the assessed (estimated) value of your home. The assessed value is the dollar amount used to decide how much you will have to pay in property taxes. The amount of the tax break depends on your income.

How do I get help?

To apply for this program, visit the program website or call your local tax assessor's office.

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