The New York State School Tax Relief Program, STAR, is a school tax rebate program offered in New York State that aims to reduce school district property taxes on the primary residences of New York residents.
New legislation requires all homeowners receiving a Basic STAR exemption to register with the New York State Tax Department in order to receive the exemption in 2014 and subsequent years. With the state’s move to a web-based application, all homeowners will have to reapply. Letters providing the information needed to register have been mailed to each homeowner by the state tax department.
Registration started on Aug. 19, 2013 and will continue through Dec. 31, 2013.
For more information regarding registration, please visit the official government STAR webpage: http://www.tax.ny.gov/pit/property/star13/default.htm