Form RP-480-A "Application for Real Property Tax Exemption for Forest Land" - New York

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RP-480-a (1/95)
NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION & FINANCE
OFFICE OF REAL PROPERTY TAX SERVICES
APPLICATION FOR REAL PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION FOR FOREST LAND
Real Property Tax Law, Section 480-a
(Read general information and instructions on back)
1.
Name and telephone no. of owner(s)
2.
Mailing address of owner(s)
___________________________________________
___________________________________________
Day No. (
) _____________________________
Evening No. (
) _________________________
E-mail (optional)
3.
Location of property (where tract is situated in two or more assessing units, separate application must be filed in each
assessing unit). This application is being filed with the assessor (s) of
City/Town/Village
Street address
Village (if any)
City/Town
County
Parcel identification no. (see tax bill or assessment roll)
School district
4.
Description of tract or parcel of land for which a forest land exemption is sought:
a. Description of tract or parcel of land (within all assessing units):
b. Total number of acres of tract or parcel land (within all assessing units):
c. Assessment roll description of tract or parcel of land in the assessing unit different from #4a. above:
d. Number of acres of tract or parcel of land within assessing unit:
e. Number of acres of tract or parcel of land within assessing unit devoted to the production of forest crops:
Sketch (see instructions)
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5.
The above described tract is committed to continued forest crop production for the next succeeding 10 years,
beginning on________________ and a copy of such commitment is filed herewith __________________
(Date)
(Date)
6.
An original certificate of approval, certificate number _____________, was issued by the Department of
Environmental Conservation on __________ and was filed with the County Clerk on ____________. (Attach copy
with initial application.)
7.
Attach a copy of the type map contained in the management plan approved by the Department of Environmental
Conservation. The type map shall include: (1) boundaries of forest land neatly drawn in ink, (2) stands delineated as
to type, site class and diameter class, (3) physical features such as buildings, roads, streams and power lines identified.
(4) north arrow, and (5) name, address and title of person who prepared the map and the date prepared.
8.
I certify that all statements made on this application are true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief, and I
understand that the making of any false statement of material fact herein will subject me to the provisions of the Penal
Law relevant to the making and filing of false instruments.
____________________
_______________________________________________________
Date
Signature of owner(s) or representative
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RP-480-a (1/95)
NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION & FINANCE
OFFICE OF REAL PROPERTY TAX SERVICES
APPLICATION FOR REAL PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION FOR FOREST LAND
Real Property Tax Law, Section 480-a
(Read general information and instructions on back)
1.
Name and telephone no. of owner(s)
2.
Mailing address of owner(s)
___________________________________________
___________________________________________
Day No. (
) _____________________________
Evening No. (
) _________________________
E-mail (optional)
3.
Location of property (where tract is situated in two or more assessing units, separate application must be filed in each
assessing unit). This application is being filed with the assessor (s) of
City/Town/Village
Street address
Village (if any)
City/Town
County
Parcel identification no. (see tax bill or assessment roll)
School district
4.
Description of tract or parcel of land for which a forest land exemption is sought:
a. Description of tract or parcel of land (within all assessing units):
b. Total number of acres of tract or parcel land (within all assessing units):
c. Assessment roll description of tract or parcel of land in the assessing unit different from #4a. above:
d. Number of acres of tract or parcel of land within assessing unit:
e. Number of acres of tract or parcel of land within assessing unit devoted to the production of forest crops:
Sketch (see instructions)
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5.
The above described tract is committed to continued forest crop production for the next succeeding 10 years,
beginning on________________ and a copy of such commitment is filed herewith __________________
(Date)
(Date)
6.
An original certificate of approval, certificate number _____________, was issued by the Department of
Environmental Conservation on __________ and was filed with the County Clerk on ____________. (Attach copy
with initial application.)
7.
Attach a copy of the type map contained in the management plan approved by the Department of Environmental
Conservation. The type map shall include: (1) boundaries of forest land neatly drawn in ink, (2) stands delineated as
to type, site class and diameter class, (3) physical features such as buildings, roads, streams and power lines identified.
(4) north arrow, and (5) name, address and title of person who prepared the map and the date prepared.
8.
I certify that all statements made on this application are true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief, and I
understand that the making of any false statement of material fact herein will subject me to the provisions of the Penal
Law relevant to the making and filing of false instruments.
____________________
_______________________________________________________
Date
Signature of owner(s) or representative
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RP-480-a (1/95)
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GENERAL INFORMATION AND FILING REQUIREMENTS
1. Place of filing
Application and certified copy of a duly filed commitment (and copies of other required papers) must be filed with
the city, town or village assessor. If the property is located in a village which assesses, such papers must be filed with both
the town assessor and the village assessor. In Nassau and Tompkins Counties, these papers should be filed with the county
assessor.
2. Time of filing
The application for exemption must be filed prior to the taxable status date of the city, town or village and, if
approved, the exemption will initially appear on the first assessment roll prepared subsequent to the taxable status date.
Since taxable status date differs among municipalities, the appropriate assessor’s office should be consulted. To continue
receiving the exemption in subsequent years, the owner must file a certified copy of the duly filed annual commitment of
such tract to continued forest crop production for the next succeeding ten tears under the approved management plan, with
the appropriate assessor prior to the appropriate taxable status date. Following a failure to file a certified commitment in one
or more years, in order to obtain a forest land exemption under RPTL, Sec. 480-a, an owner of a certified tract may submit a
certified commitment to the assessor before the taxable status date in any subsequent year except that if more than five years
has elapsed since the last annual commitment was made, a new application for exemption shall be necessary. A new
application shall also be required whenever, during the preceding year, the approved management plan has been amended
with respect to the acreage or portion of forest land committed to forest crop production under RPTL, Sec. 480-a.
3. Description of land
The tract of forest land must comprise at least 50 contiguous acres, exclusive of any portion thereof not devoted to
the production of forest crops. It is sufficient to enter the assessment roll description (s) or the tax map land parcel number
(s). If the forest land exemption is sought for only a portion of any single parcel on the assessment roll, then the applicant
should supply a sketch of such portion indicating the number of acres therein. (An accurate description of the tract or portion
thereof for which exemption is sought is important, because a conversion of any portion of land granted exempt status will
result in the revocation of the certificate of approval for the whole tract and the imposition of severe penalties.)
4. Filing requirement information
A certificate of approval issued for an eligible tract by the Department of Environmental Conservation and the filing
of the certificate with the county clerk are essential prerequisites of filing an application for a forest land exemption with the
assessor. Revocation of a certificate of approval will occur upon payment of appropriate penalties following the conversion
of the property or after nine years have passed from the year of the last commitment filed with the assessor. After the initial
application is approved by the assessor, only a certified copy of the annual commitment must be filed with the assessor.
Application for such commitment shall be made by the owner of such tract to the Department of Environmental Conservation
and the commitment shall be certified by the Department. Failure to make an annual commitment and filing a certified copy
thereof with the assessor prior to the appropriate taxable status date annually will result in the termination of the exemption
for that and succeeding years for which no commitments are made.
SPACE BELOW FOR USE OF ASSESSOR
Date application filed: _____________________________
Applicable status date: __________________________
Submitted:
Copy of type map
Certified copy of commitment
Application approved
Application disapproved
Certificate of approval number _________________
Exemption computed on the basis of 80% of assessed valuation
Exemption computed on the basis of $40 per acre equalized
Exemption applies to taxes levied by: ___________________________________________
(County/City/Town/Village/School District)
__________________________________________
__________________________________________
_____________________
__________________________________________________
Date
Assessor’s signature
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