We recommend that you register as soon as possible after you purchase and move into your home. If you register by July 1st, New York State will make every effort to mail the check to you by September 30th. If you register after July 1, New York State will mail the check to you as soon as they can.
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 2016, you must register by April 15, 2020. However, the sooner you register, the sooner you will receive your STAR check.