Property Tax Assessment

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The City of Yonkers provides veterans with a Property Tax Exemption on homes, condo and townhouses. To qualify, you must be an honorably discharged veteran that served during a period of war as defined by New York State.

The periods of service that currently qualify as define by New York State Real Property Services are as follows:

· Persian Gulf (on or after August 2, 1990);
· Vietnam War (February 28, 1961-May 7, 1975);
· Korean War (June 27, 1950-January 31, 1955);
· World War II (December 7, 1941-December 31, 1946);
· World War I (April 6, 1917-November 11, 1918);
· the Mexican Border Period (May 9, 1916-April 5, 1917) or
· the Spanish-American War (April 21, 1898-July 4, 1902).

Q. May a veteran who did not serve during a "period of war" qualify for the exemption?
Yes, a veteran who is a recipient of an Armed Forces expeditionary medal, a Navy expeditionary medal, a Marine Corps expeditionary medal, or a Global War on Terrorism expeditionary medal may qualify.

The dates of the Korean and Vietnam Wars and the Persian Gulf Conflict are prescribed in the State law, while the dates of the other wars are derived from Federal law. Also eligible for the exemption are certain individuals who served during World War II in the U.S. Merchant Marine and persons who served overseas in a civilian capacity during World War II either in the American Field Service under United States Armies and the United States Army Groups or as a flight crew and aviation ground support employee of American Airlines' contract with the Air Transport Command.

You will need a copy of your Honorable Discharge and your property lot and block numbers. To see if you qualify, take your information to the City of Yonkers Assessment Office at 87 Nepperhan Ave, 4th Floor. They will review your information and advise you what to do next.