Contact Us - Property Refund Request

Please complete this form to request a refund of property taxes or other property-related charges. If you would like to transfer credits to another property that you own, do not complete this form. Instead, send a message to Finance or fax your transfer request to the Refunds Unit at  212-232-1891 or 212-480-0919.

In general, property tax credits are automatically applied to taxes for the next tax period. However, please note that tax credits related to assessment changes are not applied to taxes unless authorized by the attorney who helped bring about the successful appeal. When that happens, the refund check is made payable to the property owner (or to the condominium for buildings with multiple lots) but mailed to the attorney responsible for the appeal.

E-mail Finance regarding the status of a previously submitted refund request

   

 


SECTION I: GENERAL INFORMATION 

1. Property Address (required) 
    
2. City: Zip Code:
   
Look up your property's Borough, Block, and Lot Numbers
3. Borough: Block: Lot(s):
   
4.I made a payment on an incorrect property. If you checked this box, complete the following for the Incorrect Property:
Borough: Block: Lot(s):
5. Type of Request (Check the applicable choice(s)):
  Refund  Apply Credit to Another Property Missing/Misapplied Payment
6. If you checked Refund in #5, how would you like to receive it? (required)
  Direct Deposit  (Available for overpayments and misapplied payments only)  Paper Check
7. If you checked Direct Deposit in #6, complete 7a, b and c.
 a. ABA or Routing  #: 
 
b. Bank Account Number:
 
c. Account Type:
 Checking Savings
8. If you checked Paper Check in #6, complete 8a, b and c.
 a. Make Refund Check Payable to:  
 b. Mail the Refund Check to this address:  
 c. City:   State: Zip Code:



SECTION II: FILER INFORMATION

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1. Filer's First Name:  Filer's Last Name:
2. Firm Name (if applicable):
3. Telephone Number:  
Email Address: (required) 
4. Please indicate your relationship to the property:
Current Owner - Please indicate the date you took ownership of the property:
Prior Owner - Please indicate the date you sold the property:
Officer of the cooperative management board
Representative of the mortgage company or bank that pays the property taxes. Customer Name:  Escrow Account/Loan Number:
Title Company - Name of Title Company:  
Title Number:
Member of the condominium management board
Attorney/legal representative that brought an assessment reduction resulting in a credit - Attorney Name:
Attorney Group #:  
Tax periods:  to  
Not the attorney/legal representative that brought the action that resulted in the credit, but I have a letter of authorization from that attorney/legal representative authorizing me to request this refund. (Proof must be submitted separately.)
Other. Please explain the nature of your relationship to the property owner (e.g., family member, managing agent, executor of estate or trustee, etc.):



SECTION III: ACCOUNT CREDIT INFORMATION

Please check one of the following to indicate the reason there is a credit on this account:

Overpayment
Amount: Date of Payment:
Reduction in assessed property value.
The reduction is due to a court order. Date:  
(You may be requested to provide a copy of the court order.) 
Abatement or Exemption 
 Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE)
 Disability Rent Increase Exemption (DRIE)
 Other (Please explain):
Cancellation of a charge already paid
Payment made erroneously
Other. Please explain:



SECTION IV: PAYMENT INFORMATION


Check one of the choices below to indicate how payment of the charges was made that resulted in the credits. If you are filing this request based on a missing or misapplied payment, proof will be required. If proof of payment is required, we will contact you. You must also provide proof if payment was made by a mortgage company for multiple parcels. Acceptable proof of payment is listed after each choice. 

 Cash or check paid at a Finance Business Center. Please provide receipt number  

Check mailed.   Date of Check:  
Check Amount:  Check Number:
Note: You may be contacted for a copy of the front and back of the cancelled check.

Credit/Debit Card. Indicate Transaction Confirmation Number or Receipt Number:
Payment made by mortgage company or bank. We will contact you for a copy of the front and back of the cancelled check or proof of Fedwire payments. For payments made for multiple properties, you must also provide a disbursement sheet showing how payment was to be allocated.
Other:



SECTION V: CREDIT OPTION INFORMATION

Please select one of the following choices in A. ENTIRE REFUND or B. PARTIAL REFUND to indicate how you want your credit distributed:

A.  Entire Refund

I want the entire credit to be refunded to me in the form of a refund check.

I want the entire credit to be transferred to the below property, which I also own. (Please note that credits that resulted from an attorney action generally may not be transferred and must be refunded.) Please indicate the amount to be transferred, the account type to where the money should be transferred, and the period to which the money should be applied below.

Borough: Block: Lot(s):
     

Instructions: Please use the boxes below if you choose to transfer credits to another parcel to pay for property taxes or property-related charges. 

Amount - Please indicate the amount to be transferred. 

Account Type
- Please indicate the account type to where the money should be transferred(eg. Property Taxes, Shelter Rent Charges, Elevator, Sign, Business Improvement District (BID), Emergency Repair, Rent Stabilization, Sidewalk Repair, Inspection, Clean-up, etc.)

Period - Please indicate the period to which the money should be applied.

     
Amount Account Type Period

$

     

 

B.  Partial Refund

I want $  of my credit to be transferred to the below parcel, which I own, and the balance to be refunded to me in the form of a check. (Please note that credits that resulted from an attorney action generally may not be transferred and must be refunded.) Please indicate the amount to be transferred, the account type to where the money should be transferred, and the period to which the money should be applied below.

Borough: Block: Lot(s):
     

Instructions: Please use the boxes below if you choose to transfer credits to another parcel to pay for property taxes or property-related charges. 

Amount - Please indicate the amount to be transferred.

Account Type - Please indicate the account type to where the money should be transferred(eg. Property Taxes, Shelter Rent Charges, Elevator, Sign, Business Improvement District (BID), Emergency Repair, Rent Stabilization, Sidewalk Repair, Inspection, Clean-up, etc.)

Period - Please indicate the period to which the money should be applied.

Amount Account Type Period

$



SECTION VI: CERTIFICATION

CHECK HERE IF YOU PAID THE CHARGES FOR WHICH YOU ARE REQUESTING A REFUND:

I am the payer of, or an officer of the cooperative management board or a duly authorized employee of the corporation that paid a tax or charge upon which this request is based. I certify that all statements made and information provided, to the best of my knowledge, are true and correct. If the City of New York verifies that a credit exists for this property for the above-listed period(s), I consent that the refund be paid to the above-named individual or entity, and I agree to release the City of New York from any claims arising from this refund and to reimburse the city for any costs resulting from claims arising from this refund. Any refund paid is subject to audit and recoupment. I understand that any willful false statements made herein may subject me to the penalties described in the Penal Law.

CHECK HERE IF YOU DID NOT PAY THE CHARGES FOR WHICH YOU ARE REQUESTING A REFUND:

I certify that I have been properly authorized by the payer or entity responsible for payment of the tax or charge upon which this claim is based to request a refund and to accept payment on behalf of such party. Any refund paid is subject to audit and recoupment, and I have so advised the party for whom I am making this application. I certify that all statements made and information provided on this application are true and correct to the best of my knowledge. I understand that any willful false statements made herein may subject me to the penalties described in the Penal Law.


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