Changes to School Tax Relief (STAR) benefit program
The 2019 state budget made changes to the STAR benefit program to incentivize homeowners with an income less than $250,000 to switch from the old version of the STAR exemption program to the new STAR credit program. Under the new STAR credit program, homeowners pay the total school property tax bill up-front and receive a STAR credit check at a later date, rather than an immediate exemption. Homeowners with an income of more than $250,000 must switch to the STAR credit program. Qualifying homeowners who remain in the STAR exemption program will not see an increase in the value of their STAR benefit year-to-year, however, those who switch to the new STAR credit program will be eligible for up to 2 percent growth annually in the benefit amount.To learn more or to REGISTER Click Here
If you’ve recently bought your home in Long Island, Queens and Brooklyn or you’ve never applied for the STAR benefit on your current home, you may be able to save hundreds of dollars each year. You only need to register for the STAR credit once, and you’ll continue to receive the annual benefit as long as you’re eligible.
Already registered for the STAR credit? Unless there’s been a change in ownership, please do not register again. We’ll review your information every year and automatically send you a STAR credit check if you’re eligible.
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