There have been some changes in how certain homeowners will apply for the School Tax Relief Program (STAR), and in how they receive their STAR benefit. The STAR program continues to provide much-needed property tax relief to New York State's homeowners.
New applicants who qualify for STAR will register with New York State instead of applying with their Assessor. Those qualified will receive a STAR credit in the form of a check, rather than receiving a property tax exemption. The dollar value of the credit will be the same as the property tax exemption.
If you are receiving a STAR exemption and purchased your current home prior to June 1, 2014, you don't need to register; you will continue to receive the STAR Exemption.
If you purchased your home or applied after June 1, 2015, then you need to register with New York State to receive the STAR credit.
Partial Tax Exemptions
Visit the Partial Tax Exemptions Page for more information about the STAR program exemptions.