You may need to request a Real Estate Tax refund if:
- You paid more tax than you owed.
- You were approved for the Longtime Owner-Occupants Program (LOOP) discount between 2014 through 2018. For Taxpayers approved in 2019, your credit is automatically applied to your 2020 Real Estate Tax liability, and it is non-refundable.
- Your 2014 property assessment is under appeal or was reduced as a result of an appeal.
To claim a refund for any of these reasons, you’ll need to complete a refund petition form.
LOOP discounts and 2014 assessment appeals
For refunds related to LOOP or 2014 property assessment appeals, your refund petition form should also include the reason you’re seeking a refund. To do this, write “LOOP” or “BRT appeal” on the form.
If your mortgage company paid your Real Estate Tax, you will also need to include a letter from the mortgage company, on their letterhead, granting you permission to apply for the refund.