New Legislation for Basic STAR Recipients

Seal_of_New_York_svgAll homeowners receiving a Basic STAR exemption must register with the New York State Tax Department before the end of the year in order to receive the exemption in 2014 and subsequent years.

Registration continues through December 31, 2013.  You can register online or by phone.

You’ll need to:

-provide a STAR code
-provide the names and social security numbers for all owners of the property and spouses
-confirm that the property is the primary residence of one of its owners (married couples with multiple residences may only claim one STAR exemption)
-confirm that the combined income of the owners and their spouses who reside at the property does not exceed $500,000
-confirm that no resident owner received a residency-based tax benefit from another state

To register online, click here.

To register by phone, call (518) 457-2036

  • Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 8:00 pm
  • Saturday, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Click here for more information provided by the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance.

Click here to watch a Q&A session with New York State Commissioner, Thomas H. Mattox.

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