STAR Rebate: New York State is now requiring all homeowners who currently receive the BASIC STAR property tax exemption to re-register for the program with the State, in order to reduce fraud. New York State has requested that homeowners who currently receive BASIC STAR go online or call the Department of Taxation and Finance in order to remain eligible for the rebate.
The deadline to register is December 31, 2013. For more information, you can call the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance at 518-457-2036, or go on the web to www.tax.ny.gov, or call our office.
For those receiving the ENHANCED STAR property tax exemption, they would still go to the local Town Clerk's office to register. Many localities also offer the option to register with the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance, so that the Town Clerk can automatically download senior tax information from the NYS website each year, to avoid forgetting to register. Ask at your local clerk's office to see if they offer that option.