STAR Property Tax Relief

What’s new

There have been some changes in how certain homeowners will apply for 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 Basic or Enhanced STAR

  • You will register with New York State instead of applying with your assessor.
  • You will receive a STAR credit in the form of a check, rather than receiving a property tax exemption (if you qualify for STAR). The dollar value of the credit will be the same as the property tax exemption.

New applicants who qualify for Enhanced STAR (or who will qualify in the future)

  • You do not need to register separately to receive the Enhanced benefit if you’ve already registered to receive the Basic benefit.
       
    When you register for the STAR credit, the Tax Department will automatically review your application to determine whether you are eligible for the Basic or Enhanced STAR benefit amount.

 

School Tax Relief

Please be advised, there have been some changes to the STAR Exemption Program.

If you are a NEW owner OR do not already have a STAR Exemption on your primary residence, you may qualify for a STAR Relief Check.

In order to apply, you will need to contact New York State Department of Taxation and Finance at (518) 457-2036 OR register online at WWW.TAX.NY.GOV and click on “Changes to STAR” and follow the instructions.