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New York City Releases New Commercial Property Tax Rates

Tax Development Jul 14, 2020

The City of New York finalized the new commercial property tax rates for 2020/2021 beginning July 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2021.To the surprise of many commercial property owners, the City of New York finalized the new tax rates for 2020/2021 beginning July 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2021. These rates are typically not posted until November annually, and while the rates for residential are down, commercial property increased.

The following is a comparison of the annualized commercial tax rates for tax years 2019/2020 and 2020/2021:


Tax Year 2019/2020

Tax Year 2020/2021

Class 2 (4 or more family, co-ops, condos)



Class 4 (nonresidential)



The new tax rates were not in place for the July 1, 2020 tax bill. Adjustments will be made to subsequent tax bills to reflect the changes. The tax rates to be applied for the second half of tax year 2020/2021 are as follows, beginning with the tax bill due January 1, 2021:


July 1, 2020 Rates

January 1, 2021 Rates

Class 2 (4 or more family, co-ops, condos)



Class 4 (nonresidential)



With the release of new tax rates in July, it is synchronized with the final assessed property values; therefore, all commercial properties, according to building class, will have their respective tax rate applied for the entire fiscal year. These rates will have a greater impact on properties with an assessed value less than $250,000 as the taxes are due quarterly. Properties with an assessed value of $250,000 or greater have semi-annual tax due dates.

In June, the New York City budget of $88.19 billion was approved. The fiscal year began July 1, 2020 with a revenue shortfall of more than $9 billion. The city is dependent upon the tax revenue from sales tax, hotel tax, real property tax, and other taxes. Real property taxes are the city’s single largest source of tax revenue. The impact of COVID-19 will last for the next two to three years in New York City.

Please reach out to the experts at Ryan if you are seeking guidance on deadline extensions. You can also visit our COVID-19 Updates site, as our experts are in constant contact with the jurisdictions and make updates to the site as notifications become available.


Michael Allen

Ginna Currie
Senior Consultant

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