Issues: STAR (School Tax Relief Program)

School Tax Relief Program (STAR) Application Deadline March 1, 2011

I want to remind you that the deadline for New York State’s School Tax Relief Program (STAR) is March 1, 2011.  STAR is a tax relief program that lowers property taxes for owner-occupied primary residences.  There are two levels of STAR benefits: Basic STAR and Enhanced STAR. Basic STAR is available to residents who own and live in their own 1- ,2- , or 3-family house, condominium, or cooperative apartment and earn less than $500,000 a year.  There is no age limit for Basic STAR.  For qualifying homeowners, Basic STAR exempts the first $30,000 of the full value of a home from school taxes. Once you are approved for Basic STAR, you need not reapply each year unless you move to a new primary residence.

February 11, 2011
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Enhanced School Tax Relief Program (STAR) Application Deadline March 1, 2011

As we move into February, I want to take this take this opportunity to inform you about a very important deadline regarding your STAR property tax exemption savings on your tax bill this year. 

 

If you own your primary residence, turn 65 years of age at any time during 2011 and meet the income requirements, you might be eligible for the Enhanced STAR school tax exemption.  The Enhanced STAR exemption is more than two times the value of the Basic STAR exemption you may already be receiving. 

 

February 7, 2011
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STAR Property Tax Exemption Information

STAR is a tax relief program that lowers property taxes for owner-occupied primary residences.  There are two levels of STAR benefits: Basic STAR and Enhanced STAR.Basic STAR is available to residents who own and live in their own 1- ,2- , or 3-family house, condominium, or cooperative apartment and earn less than $500,000 a year.  There is no age limit for Basic STAR.  For qualifying homeowners, Basic STAR exempts the first $30,000 of the full value of a home from school taxes.

January 31, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO REMINDS TOWN OF BABYLON RESIDENTS TO SAVE ON SCHOOL TAXES THROUGH THE STAR PROGRAM

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is reminding all Town of Babylon residents that they can save on their school taxes through New York State’s STAR program.

January 13, 2011
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Extreme Makeover New York

ONEONTA, 01/07/11 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I–Oneonta) today outlined his legislative agenda for the 2011 session of the New York State Senate.  Seward’s plan, dubbed “Extreme Makeover: New York” focuses on smart budget cuts, property tax relief, economic development and government reform.  

“New York is ready for a complete overhaul.  My ‘Extreme Makeover: New York’ initiative includes calculated cost cutting that will provide our state with financial stability, tax relief that will help people with their own bottom line, business stimulating actions aimed at jumpstarting job growth and government reforms to restore public confidence in Albany.

January 7, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO REMINDS NASSAU COUNTY RESIDENTS TO SAVE ON TAXES THROUGH STAR PROGRAM & OTHER PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is reminding all Nassau County residents that they can save on their taxes through New York State’s STAR program and other property tax exemptions offered by Nassau County.

September 1, 2010
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Foreclosure Prevention

News From Senator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: July 8, 2010Contact: Ami Shah | shah@senate.state.ny.us | (518) 455-3531

Senate Moves To Empower Homeowners Facing ForeclosureLaw penalizes lenders who fail to engage in good-faithforeclosure settlement negotiations

Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica) along with the State Senate has passed legislation (S.7798A) empowering homeowners facing foreclosure to take action when lenders fail to meet their obligation of entering into good-faith settlement negotiations at “settlement conferences.”

July 7, 2010
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Property Tax Cap Needed For Real Relief

ALBANY, 04/27/10 -- Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today announced that a Republican-sponsored amendment that would have enacted a property tax cap and provided middle-class taxpayers with relief from soaring property taxes was defeated this week in a party line vote.

April 27, 2010
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SENATE DEMOCRATS REJECT REPUBLICAN EFFORT TO ENACT PROPERTY TAX CAP, PROVIDE REAL RELIEF FOR MIDDLE CLASS TAXPAYERS

 

 

Senate Democrats today unanimously voted down a Republican-sponsored amendment that would have enacted a property tax cap, prevented school districts from raising local tax levies this year, and provided middle-class taxpayers across the State with relief from soaring property taxes.

 

April 27, 2010
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Energizing New York's Small Businesses

While headlines focus on individual unemployment and the travails of big-name firms, New York City’s small businesses have suffered greatly in the current re- cession. Even in the best of times, small firms in the city often get by with razor thin profit margins. But with their customers spending far less in this downturn while many of their fixed costs—from taxes and rent to insurance—remain as high as ever, numerous local companies have had to downsize or shut down. Countless others are just trying to hang on until business picks up again.

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Energizing New York's Small Businesses

April 15, 2010
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Circuit Breaker Tax Credit - Important Information and Frequently Asked Questions

Property Tax Relief for Middle Class Families  

Soon after taking office, Senator Foley sponsored sweeping circuit breaker tax relief legislation (S.6212a) that would substantially reduce property taxes for middle class Long Islanders and reduce school spending by enacting a property tax cap.  

March 31, 2010
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Putting New York Back To Work

Majority Plan Creates Immediate Jobs, Grows Small Businesses & Attracts New Investments

The New York State Senate Majority today unveiled an innovative jobs and economic development program to get New Yorkers back to work. Through three targeted initiatives New Jobs New York will:

·         Create jobs immediately to provide a much-needed economic boost out of this recession;

·         Boost the confidence of small business owners to grow;

·         Implement a tax incentivization program that works for businesses already in New York, and attracts new investments and jobs for the future.

March 25, 2010
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WESTCHESTER RESIDENTS SPEAK OUT ON STATE BUDGET

Senator Klein and Westchester Delegation Hold Public Budget Hearing

WHITE PLAINS, NY- State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and the NYS Senate's Westchester Delegation listened to more than two-dozen Westchester residents, community groups, businesses, and local elected officials at a public budget hearing in Greenburgh on Friday. Community members expressed their concerns regarding high property taxes, the burden of the MTA Payroll tax, potential cuts in state aid to municipalities, and a wide range of other issues.

March 19, 2010
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Sen. Foley Announces Passage of Comprehensive Property Tax Relief Legislation

Includes property tax cap, circuit breaker tax relief, and restoration of STAR rebate checks for seniors

March 19, 2010
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PUTTING MONEY BACK IN NEW YORKERS’ POCKETS

Senator Klein and Majority Members Pass Real Property and School Tax Relief Bill

ALBANY – State Senate Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein and Senate Majority Democrats passed Property Tax Relief legislation aimed at reversing New York’s skyrocketing property taxes. The legislation, passed Thursday in a 58-1 vote, would put more money back in the pockets of middle income families and seniors.

March 18, 2010
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March 18, 2010
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SENATOR BILL LARKIN AND SENATE REPUBLICANS UNVEIL “HOMEOWNER PROTECTION AND PROPERTY TAX REBATE ACT” TO PROVIDE NEW YORKERS WITH TAX RELIEF THIS YEAR

 


 

Major Tax Cut Initiative Would Provide Property Tax Rebate Check for Every Middle-Class Taxpayer, Cap Property Taxes, Put in Place Mandate Relief;

Usher in Economic Freedom for Taxpayers

 

March 15, 2010
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Property Tax Relief is Overdue

For many people the great American dream is to own a home.  Unfortunately, once you achieve that dream in New York, the nightmare known as property taxes can keep you up at night.  According to the Tax Foundation, a nonpartisan tax research group based in Washington, D.C., New York routinely leads the nation when it comes to high property taxes.  In fact, between 1977 and 2008, the Empire State ranked first of second in the country for its state-local tax burden compared to the U.S. average. 

March 11, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE FIGHTS FOR PROPERTY TAX RELIEF PLAN –

Initiative Calls for Return of STAR Rebate Check

March 11, 2010
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