Governor Cuomo and the NYS Legislature have changed the application process for NEW Star exemption applicants. New applicants will no longer receive a discount on their school taxes; instead they will receive a check in the amount of the STAR savings directly from New York State. NEW Property owners will now register for STAR directly with the State Department of Taxation and they may do so at any time, but if they register by July 1, 2016 they will receive their STAR savings check during September, 2016. Property owners who have had STAR previously will continue to receive the tax discount directly on their school tax bill.
If you recently purchased your home or have never signed up for the STAR exemption before, register with New York State either on the internet or by telephone.
Web Address: www.tax.ny.gov/star