STAR Property Tax Relief Credit makes some changes

There have been some changes in how certain homeowners will apply for STAR, and in how they receive their STAR benefit.  The STAR program continues to provide much-needed property tax relief to New York States’ homeowners.

New applicants who qualify for STAR will register with New York State instead of applying with their assessor.

If they qualify, they will receive a STAR credit in the form of a check, rather than receiving a property tax exemption.  The dollar value of the credit will be the same as the property tax exemption.

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