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STAR Exemption

STAR is New York State’s School Tax Relief Program that includes a school property tax rebate program and a partial property tax exemption from school taxes. All New Yorkers who own and live in one, two, or three family homes, Condominium or Cooperative apartments are eligible for STAR credit on their primary residence. Owners are responsible for applying for this credit directly with the state of New York. If you have any questions regarding the process or your eligibility you may contact NYS DOF at 518-457-2036 or by email orpts.star@tax.ny.gov.

REVISED QUALIFICATIONS: If you currently receive the Basic STAR exemption (credit posted on your account) and your income is between $250,000 and $500,000, the program is changing. If eligible, you will now receive a check for the STAR credit instead of the reduction on your school tax bill. The DOF sent letters to Cooperative and Condominium owners directly explaining the new income restrictions and requested additional information, if applicable.

If your income is $250,000 or less and currently receive the STAR exemption, owners can choose to register for the STAR credit to be sent by a check. They may receive a greater benefit, and their savings will never be less than the STAR exemption benefit. The value of the STAR credit savings may increase by as much as 2% each year, but the value of the STAR exemption savings cannot increase. The deadline to receive the STAR credit by check is two weeks prior to June 20th.

Deadline: We recommend you register as soon as possible after you move into your home. Registrations will be accepted for three years from the income tax filing deadline for the year that the credit covers. For example, to claim the STAR credit for 2019, you must register by April 15, 2023. However, the sooner you register, the sooner you will receive your STAR check.

For more information regarding the STAR credit click here.