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STAR PROGRAM RE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
not be aware that New York State is requiring all persons who have a basic STAR
exemption from property taxes on their primary residence to re-register in
order to keep that exemption for the 2014 tax year and beyond. This is a
onetime requirement designed to "flush out" those who are illegally
claiming more than one primary residence.
It does not
apply to you if you are a senior citizen receiving an enhanced STAR exemption.
You will however need to continue to apply annually or participate in the
income verification program. Those requirements have not changed.
every homeowner in New York is entitled to the basic STAR exemption if total
annual income (including both spouses) is less than $500,000, the exemption
must be applied for.
receive the basic STAR exemption, you may re-register until the end of 2013
either online or by telephone (518)457-2036. You can access the STAR
registration webpage at www.tax.ny.gov/pit/property/star13/default.htm. Of
course, if you currently do not receive the exemption but are entitled to it,
you should register.
that you will need to provide your "STAR code" in order to
re-register. According to the state tax department, those codes are being
mailed to current STAR recipients as follows:
week of Sept. 16-20
City: week of Sept. 23-27
week of Sept. 30 - Oct. 4
those weeks, you should also be able to access your STAR code from the webpage.