STAR program changes
As a result of recent law changes, some homeowners will receive a STAR check directly from New York State instead of receiving a school property tax exemption. The amount of your benefit will be the same regardless of how you receive it.
To be eligible for a Star check you must regiser with the New York State Tax Department by:
-Visting www.tax.ny.gov or by
If you register by July 1st you should receive a Star check this fall. If you register after July 1st you will receive a check at a later date.
Current STAR exemption recipients
- Current Basic and Enhanced STAR exemption recipients will keep their exemption as long as they continue to own their current home.
- Current Enhanced STAR exemption recipients who are not enrolled in the Income Verification Program must continue to file a renewal application with their local assessor each year.