STAR Exemption Program

Important information for STAR exemption recipients:If your income is greater than $250,000 and less than or equal to $500,000:

  • If you currently receive the Basic STAR exemption and your income is between $250,000 and $500,000, the program is changing for you. 
  • If eligible, you will now receive a check for the STAR credit instead of the reduction on your school tax bill.
  • If you receive a letter asking you to update your STAR registration (Form RP-425-RDM), see Update registration.

If your income is $250,000 or less:

  • If you currently receive the STAR exemption, you can choose to register for the STAR credit to receive a check instead; you may receive a greater benefit.
  • See Register for the STAR credit to make the switch.

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

New York State Department of Taxation and Fiance 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

For more information click the following link:

Questions and Answers for homeowners about the new STAR Credit Program.