If you are a New York property Owner, please read this Fact Sheet.
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. This is part of a new initiative to protect New Yorkers against inappropriate or fraudulent STAR exemptions
Senior citizens receiving the Enhanced STAR exemption are not affected by the new registration requirement. However, in order to receive Enhanced STAR, seniors must continue to:
• apply annually, or
• participate in the Income Verification Program
Registration will begin August 19, 2013 and continue through December 31, 2013
• The Tax Department will mail instructions to all homeowners who currently receive the Basic STAR exemption. The letters will include a STAR code that homeowners will need to register.
• Because seniors who receive Enhanced STAR are not affected by the new requirements, they will not receive new instructions from the Tax Department