What are the requirements to apply for Enhanced STAR exemption?

Requirements to apply for Enhanced STAR exemption include: You must have had a STAR exemption on this property for the 2015/2016 tax year. If no, you are not eligible for the Enhanced STAR exemption. However, you may be eligible for the Enhanced STAR credit (contact NYS @  http://www.tax.ny.gov or call (518) 457-2036). 

  • Applicants must be 65 years of age or over. The applicant may file an application by the March 1 deadline provided they will turn 65 sometime during that year.
  • Applications must be received by March 1st of that year.
  • All owners of the property must meet the age requirement except for the spouse or sibling of an owner who is 65 years old.
  • The income of a spouse or former spouse who does not reside on the premises, is still counted as income if he/she is listed as an owner of the property.
  • The income requirement is based on the owner’s Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) less any IRA distributions.
  • The combined income (adjusted gross income) of all owners or spouses of owners who reside on the premises must be included and may not exceed $92,000 less any IRA distributions for the applicable income tax year return. This refers to the Federal adjusted gross income.


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1. What is an Enhanced STAR exemption?
2. What are the requirements to apply for Enhanced STAR exemption?
3. What is the Income Verification Program (IVP)?
4. Who can I call about more specific STAR exemption questions?