According to our records, your property is no longer occupied by an eligible school tax relief exemption recipient. You may be eligible to keep the exemption if the property is the primary residence of at least one owner who owned it on March 15, 2015. To keep the STAR exemption you must:
In 2016, STAR was changed by state law from a property tax exemption to an income tax credit. Owners who were receiving the benefit as of March 15, 2015, can continue to receive it. New applicants must apply to the state for the credit. If you are eligible, you will receive the credit in the form of a check. The dollar value of the credit will generally be the same as the property tax exemption.
If we do not hear from you, the STAR exemption will be removed for the upcoming 2018-19 tax year, which starts on July 1, 2018. In addition, state law requires us to recover the benefit for the years that you received the exemption incorrectly, up to a period of six years. The adjusted property values and corresponding tax amounts, including interest, will appear on your July 2018 property tax bill.
Yes. If you owned the property on March 15, 2015, it is your primary residence, and you received the STAR exemption for the 2015-16 tax year, you may qualify to keep the STAR exemption. To keep the STAR exemption you must:
Yes, the New York City Department of Finance needs to hear from you if you want to keep the STAR property exemption.
If you are an owner and your name appears on the deed, you must:
If you owned the property on March 15, 2015, and it is your primary residence, you may qualify to keep the benefit.
To keep the STAR exemption you must:
If you believe our records are incorrect, or you need assistance, please visit contact us and select the "STAR - NY State School Tax Relief Program" link under "Property Benefits and Ways to Save," or call 311.
If due to a disability you need an accommodation in order to apply for and receive a service, or to participate in a program offered by the Department of Finance, please contact the Disability Service Facilitator or by calling 311.