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Level 6

For the New York state return, under the 'NYC Homeowners and Renters Enhanced Real Property Tax Credit,' what does TT mean by "Select Both owned and rented..."?

The question asked by TT is 'Did you own or pay for your qualifying New York City residence during 2018?'

The choices are:
* Owned
* Rented
* Both owned and rented
* None of the above

I own my home (though I paid a mortgage) and lived there more than 6 months during 2018, and paid property tax. I paid no rent because I lived in my own home.

But TT shows the following note, which makes things REALLY confusing:

"Note: Select Both owned and rented only if you lived in the New York City residence that you rented for at least six months during 2018 or you lived in the New York City residence you owned for at least six months during 2018"

According to the note, what is the difference between the "Owned" option and the "Both owned and rented"?

As mentioned, I owned and did not rent - but I *did* "live in the NYC residence I owned for at least six months during 2018" - which would apparently make this option correct.

So - which option should I choose?

Note also that if I select "Both owned and rented" TT asks me to input the amount of rent I paid. As mentioned above, I did not pay rent since I owned the house.

Please clarify if you can.

P.S. the link to NYC-208-I is: https://www.tax.ny.gov/pdf/current_forms/it/nyc208i.pdf

Thanks!
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Level 20

For the New York state return, under the 'NYC Homeowners and Renters Enhanced Real Property Tax Credit,' what does TT mean by "Select Both owned and rented..."?

Owned and rented simply means you owned a home for some part of the year and ALSO rented some other place for the remainder of the year ... so you say you owned your home for 6 months.  What did you do for the other 6 months ?   Did you own something else or  pay rent ?  

Level 6

For the New York state return, under the 'NYC Homeowners and Renters Enhanced Real Property Tax Credit,' what does TT mean by "Select Both owned and rented..."?

HI Critter, thanks for your response and question.

 

I owned the home and lived there for all of 2018.

Level 18 rjs
Level 18

For the New York state return, under the 'NYC Homeowners and Renters Enhanced Real Property Tax Credit,' what does TT mean by "Select Both owned and rented..."?

You select "Owned."

 

(The note that is confusing you is related to the question on line 2 of Form NYC-208: "Did you occupy the same residence for at least six months during 2018?" But don't worry about it. Just select "Owned.")

Level 6

For the New York state return, under the 'NYC Homeowners and Renters Enhanced Real Property Tax Credit,' what does TT mean by "Select Both owned and rented..."?

Thank you rjs