The Senior Citizen's Exemption is an additional exemption for some low-income senior citizens.
The exemption covers a portion of municipal taxes and school taxes and is available to homeowners age 65 or older with income of $37,400 or less.
Homeowners applying for the first time or renewing the Senior Citizen's Exemption must fill out the appropriate application and submit their 2018 Income Tax return. If you do not file a income tax return there is a list of the income included and not included for calculation in the Instructions for Senior Citizens Application RP-467-I. See links below.
* For first time applicants - Partial Tax Exemption for Senior Citizens Application RP-467 - http://www.tax.ny.gov/pdf/current_forms/orpts/rp467_fill_in.pdf
* For renewal applicants - Renewal for Partial Tax Exemption for Senior Citizens Application RP-467-Rnw - http://www.tax.ny.gov/pdf/current_forms/orpts/rp467rnw_fill_in.pdf
* See Instructions for Senior Citizens Application RP-467-I (this lists the included/non-included income) - http://www.tax.ny.gov/pdf/current_forms/orpts/rp467i.pdf
The Senior Citizen's Exemption is a seperate exemption from the Enhanced STAR, which is only applied to your school taxes. A Senior Citizen applying for the Senior Citizen exemption must also fill out an Enhanced STAR application - http://www.tax.ny.gov/pdf/current_forms/orpts/rp425e_fill_in.pdf and include their 2017 income tax return.