The City of Yonkers Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemptions (S.C.R.I.E.) Tax Abatement form must be used to calculate deductions for the current City tax cycle.
When you have completed your list of tenants and have determined your total claim, complete the affidavit on the bottom of page 1 of your certificate. The Tax Abatement Certificate must be notarized to be accepted; No Exceptions.
All abatement credits will be posted no later than December 31 of each year. Please bring these instructions to the attention of your bank should you have an escrow account. All abatement deductions shall be taken on the date indicated on the 3rd City Tax Installment of the current Tax Year.
All certificates will be subject to audit and comparison to SCRIE forms received by the City from DHCR which MUST accompany the Certificate upon submission. If the forms do not match, the abatement credit will not be processed until the correct documents are received and reviewed.
Rent abatement orders for your tenants expire when the new rent increase goes into effect. In order to be eligible for a rent abatement in the current City tax cycle, tenants must file for renewal of rent abatement at the time that notices of rent increases are given to them. Please refer to the City of Yonkers Charter: Chapter §15, Article VI.
DO NOT FORWARD TO YOUR MORTGAGE COMPANY. All original forms must be submitted to the City of Yonkers.
Any overages (credits) which result from a Tax Abatement credit CANNOT be refunded to the property owner. Instead, the amount of the credit will be transferred to the following City Tax bill. If there is a credit from a previous tax year, please submit a request via mail or email on company letterhead requesting the funds be transferred to the following City tax cycle; the amount transferred must be deducted from the 3rd installment.
SCRIE Abatement FORMS and INFORMATION below:
If mailing, please mail the City of Yonkers SCRIE Abatement Certificate to:
40 South Broadway
Yonkers, NY 10701
Attn: SCRIE Abatements
If emailing, please email to: