To keep STAR tax break, you'll need to reapply by Dec. 31
In coming weeks, homeowners will receive a letter instructing them to reapply for the STAR program online or by phone by Dec. 31. People will need to verify their salaries, Social Security numbers and primary residence.
The initiative, approved as part of the state budget in March, will seek to stop some property owners from claiming the tax breaks on multiple homes.
The new legislation requires all homeowners receiving a Basic STAR exemption to register with the New York State Tax Department in order to receive the exemption in 2014 and subsequent years.
How to register
You can register for the STAR exemption online. You'll need to:
You can also register by calling (518) 457-2036
Registration started on August 19, 2013 and will continue through December 31, 2013.
Senior citizens receiving the Enhanced STAR exemption are not affected by the new registration requirement. Seniors must, however, continue to:
For more information contact (518) 457-2036 or visit New York State Department of Taxation and Finance.