• STAR Exemption Program


As a result of recent law changes, some homeowners will receive a STAR credit in the form of a check directly from New York State, rather than receiving a STAR exemption on their school tax bill. The amount of your benefit will be the same regardless of how you receive it.

Beginning with the 2016-2017 school year, in order to receive a STAR credit, new STAR applicants will need to register with the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance either by calling 518-457-2036 or online by clicking the following link:
Register for the STAR credit.

 For more information click the following link:

Questions and Answers for homeowners about the new
STAR Credit Program

Current STAR exemption recipients:

  • Current Basic and Enhanced STAR exemption recipients will keep their exemption as long as they continue to own their current home and continue to meet residency and income requirements.

Current Enhanced STAR exemption recipients who are not yet enrolled in the Income Verification Program must file a renewal application with their local assessor.

  • Beginning with the 2019 roll year - all new and renewal applicants of the Enhanced STAR MUST participate in the the Income Verification Program. See the Checklist and forms for more information. You must still submit 2017 income documentation this year (along with either Form RP-425-E or RP-425-Rnw PLUS  RP-425-IVP) to the Assessor by March 1, 2019.

  • Participation in the Income Verification Program is now mandatory according to the Real Property Tax Law and, according to the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, failure to do so will result in losing the Enhanced STAR exemption. No exceptions.


     Register for the STAR credit
     Q & A for homeowners about the new STAR Credit Program

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