Important Information Regarding Changes to the STAR Exemption
NYS froze the STAR exemptions at the 2019 value. This includes both STAR BASIC and ENHANCED STAR. NYS did this to encourage property owners with STAR exemptions to switch to receiving a check instead of a reduction on their school tax bill. The NYS STAR checks may increase 2% per year as school budgets increase but the exemption will remain frozen at the 2019 value.
In order to maximize your STAR benefit, you need to change to receive your STAR rebate in check form. To register for the STAR rebate in check form, have the following information available and follow the following instructions: