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Enhanced STAR Exemption

Enhanced STAR is the same as the Basic STAR except that extra discounts are available to seniors. For the 2020 Assessment Roll:

1.  All owners must be 65 or older by December 31st, 2020 (except in the case of a spouse or 
     sibling as defined by law, in which case only one owner would need to be 65 or older).
2.  You must meet the income eligibility requirement.
      - current maximum combined income of all owners, and any spouse that resides on the
         property, is $88,050 (subject to change on an annual basis)
       - based on 2018 income  (Adjusted Gross Income less Taxable IRA Distributions)
3.  You must have been eligible for, and received, a STAR exemption on this property, under your 
     name, on the 2015 assessment roll.
4.  Submit all of the necessary application documents and 2018 income to the Town of Ogden's
     Assessor's Office by March 1, 2020.
5.  New, beginning on the 2019 roll year: all Enhanced STAR applicants must be enrolled in
     the Income Verification 
Program. After the initial application, the New York State Department
     of Taxation and Finance will verify your income for STAR purposes - there will be no need to 
     reapply each year for the Enhanced STAR program. The NYS Tax Department will contact you 
     if they need additional information.



LINKS FOR PROPERTY OWNERS: 

    Enhanced STAR Income Verification Program (IVP): Overview

    Enhanced STAR Income Verification Program (IVP): Questions and answers for 
    property owners


New applications for Enhanced STAR:
    

Enhanced STAR - New applications - Packet   (5 pages)

   Includes:
     - 2020 Enhanced STAR Checklist
     - Form RP-425-E  (application form)
     - Form RP-425-IVP  (Supplement to Form RP-425E - mandatory)


  
NOTE:  In order to be eligible for the Enhanced STAR exemption on your school tax - you must have received a STAR exemption on this property, in your name, for the 2015-2016 school year. If you did not, you are not eligible for the Enhanced STAR exemption. However, you may be eligible for the Enhanced STAR credit. Register at www.tax.ny.gov/star or call (518) 457-2036.

You must submit both Forms RP-425-E and RP-425-IVP with 2018 income documentation by March 1, 2020.



Renewals for Enhanced STAR: 

There are no longer any renewal forms to file for the Enhanced STAR exemption. New York
State Department of Taxation and Finance made it mandatory, beginning on the 2019 assessment
roll, for all participants to sign up for the Income Verification Program. New York State Department
of Taxation and Finance will automatically verify all income for STAR purposes. They will contact
you should they need further documentation or information. 

Please note that you are still obligated to inform the Assessor's Office of any changes to ownership
and/or changes to your primary residence.




Additional Links for Enhanced STAR Exemption:

     Income for STAR Purposes Worksheet (Form RP-425-Wkst)
                      (if you did not file a 2018 income tax return - you must
                       submit this form with supporting documents)

     Third Party Notification for the Enhanced STAR Exemption   RP-425-TPN
     2020 Enhanced STAR Checklist


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