This year, the state announced that certain homeowners will now have to register for the new STAR credit. New applicants who qualify for STAR will receive a credit in the form of a check rather than a property tax exemption.
You should register for STAR if you:
• Bought your home after the 2015 STAR application deadline (www.tax.ny.gov/pit/property/star/2015-star-deadlines.htm)
• Never applied for the STAR benefit on your primary residence, or
• Received a letter advising you to register for Basic STAR.
Please note that you do not need to register for STAR if you are already receiving a STAR exemption and purchased your current home prior to May 1, 2014.
The deadline to register in order to receive your rebate check by September was July 1, but if you haven’t registered yet, you still can! You’ll simply receive your rebate check at a later date.
To register, please visit www.tax.ny.gov/star or call (518) 457-2036 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.