Enhanced STAR (65 by December 31st)

Enhanced STAR ExemptionEnhanced STAR is the same as the Basic STAR except that extra discounts are available to seniors. For the 2024 Assessment Roll:

  • All owners must be 65 or older by December 31st, 2024 (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).
  • You must meet the income eligibility requirement.
    • current maximum combined income of all owners, and any spouse that resides on the
    • property, is $98,700 (subject to change on an annual basis)
    • based on 2022 income  (Adjusted Gross Income less Taxable IRA Distributions)
  • You must have been eligible for, and received, a STAR exemption on this property, under your name, on the 2015 assessment roll.
  • Submit all of the necessary application documents and 2022 income to the Town of Ogden's Assessor's Office by March 1, 2024.
  • 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.

To respond to a STAR letter from New York State Department of Taxation and Finance:

New York State Department of Taxation and Finance may send you a letter requesting additional information or notifying you of a change to your STAR benefit or the STAR program. 

If you received a STAR letter, go to the STAR Resource Center and select it from the provided list for more information. You can find the number of your letter in its lower-left corner.

          Link:   STAR RESOURCE CENTER


New applications for Enhanced STAR:

          - 2024 Enhanced STAR Checklist
          - Form RP-425-E  (application form)
          - Form RP-425-IVP  (Supplement to Form RP-425E - mandatory)
          - Form RP-425-Wkst  (IF you did not file a tax return in the required year)

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 2021 income documentation by March 1, 2023.

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 2021 income tax return - you must submit this form with supporting documents)

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