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STAR Registration Program


STAR Registration Program

 New legislation requires all homeowners receiving a Basic STAR exemption to register with the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance in order to receive the exemption in 2014 and subsequent years.

  • Homeowners will not have to register in order to receive their 2013 STAR exemptions.
  • Homeowners will not have to re-register every year. Based on the information provided in the registration process, the Tax Department will monitor homeowners' eligibility in future years.

How to register 

You can register for the STAR exemption online. You'll need to:

  • provide a STAR code (Department of Taxation and Finance is mailing codes to all Basic STAR recipients; or you can use the STAR code lookup)
  • provide the names and social security numbers for all owners of the property and spouses
  • confirm that the property is the primary residence of one of its owners (married couples with multiple residences may only claim one STAR exemption)
  • confirm that the combined income of the owners and their spouses who reside at the property does not exceed $500,000
  • confirm that no resident owner received a residency-based tax benefit from another state

You can also register by calling (518) 457-2036

Registration period

  • Registration started on August 19, 2013 and will continue through December 31, 2013.

For more information:  http://www.tax.ny.gov/pit/property/star13/default.htm