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 STAR will register with New York State instead of applying with their assessor.
If they qualify, they 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.
|are receiving a STAR exemption and purchased your current homeprior to May 1, 2014,
||don’t need to register; you will continue to receive the STAR exemption.
To learn more, see STAR exemption program.
|purchased your home between May 1, 2014, and August 1, 2015,
||need to register to receive the STAR credit if:
- you bought your home after the 2015 STAR application deadline, or
- you did not apply for the STAR exemption for your home by the 2015 application deadline.
Otherwise, no action is necessary; you will continue to receive the STAR exemption.
|purchased your home after August 1, 2015,
||need to register for the STAR credit.