STAR program changes

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

   -Calling 518-457-2036

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.