New York State has announced that all homeowners receiving a Basic STAR property tax exemption must re-register with the New York State Tax Department in order to recieve the STAR exemption in 2014 and subsequent years. All Basic STAR recipients will receive registration instructions by mail. The registration deadline is December 31st, 2013.
Seniors receiving Enhanced STAR benefits are not affected by the new registration requirement. In order to continue to receive Enhanced STAR, seniors must continue to apply annually or participate in the Income Verification Program.
This is part of an initiative to protect New Yorkers against the costs of inappropriate or fraudulent STAR exemptions.
For more information, please call the New York State Tax Department at (518) 457-2036 or visit the website below.