Issues: STAR (School Tax Relief Program)

Property Tax Relief A Win For Families And Homeowners

Statement from Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I- Olean):

 

“Extending the property tax cap for four more years is a victory for our taxpayers and the economy. The tax cap has been a smashing success, stopping out-of-control tax hikes. The cap has given residents a certainty they need and deserve – allowing them to better manage their finances, provide for their children, and make ends meet. Now, they will have this sense of stability for another four years.

 

June 25, 2015
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Senator Young Continues Fight for Property Tax Relief

Legislation passed by the Senate continues progress made in this year’s state budget

 

ALBANY – The Senate passed several measures yesterday to continue their fight for property tax relief.

 

Among those bills, the Senate passed legislation (S3019), sponsored by Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean), that would create incentives for counties to investigate and prosecute Medicaid fraud. Upon a successful fraud conviction, the local government would receive 100 percent of their local share of the original overpayment. Since the local share on some judgments may be very small, the local governments would be guaranteed at least 10 percent of any recovery, including settlements.

 

June 2, 2015
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2015-16 State Budget Supports Important Programs

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) says the $142-billion 2015-16 state budget provides critical funding to important state programs while controlling the size and cost of government.  The state’s fifth consecutive on-time budget keeps spending within a two-percent cap, increases aid to education, rejects tax increases and provides property tax relief for homeowners.  The spending plan also includes funding for regional assets such as Roswell Park Cancer Institute, the NFTA and Shea’s Performing Arts Center.

April 1, 2015
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FRESHMAN SENATOR DELIVERS

FRESHMAN SENATOR DELIVERS

Senator Serino’s Statement on the New State Budget 2015-16

 

ALBANY, NY— Senator Sue Serino (R, C, I—Hyde Park) proudly announced today that the new State Budget for 2015-16 includes major wins for residents of the 41st Senate District. The new budget’s emphasis on cutting spending and creating real, tangible jobs will provide a much needed boost to local economies and countless new opportunities for residents.

March 31, 2015
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Ortt: Senate Budget Builds a Brighter Future for Middle-Class Taxpayers

Senator Supports New Property Tax Rebate Program For Middle-Class Homeowners

The Senate’s one-house budget proposal, which Senator Rob Ortt (R,C,I – North Tonawanda) recently voted in favor of, outlines some of the Senate Republican Majority’s top priorities, including providing relief for middle-class taxpayers.

The “Brighter Future” budget plan creates a new property tax rebate program for all STAR-eligible homeowners. This rebate expands upon the Governor’s Executive tax relief proposal and would provide the average New York homeowner with a $458 rebate check.

March 14, 2015
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Senate Passes the "Brighter Future" Budget Plan

The New York State Senate today passed the “Brighter Future” budget plan that creates a new property tax rebate program for middle-class homeowners, extends historic opportunities to students and makes significant investments in New York’s infrastructure to create good-paying jobs.

March 12, 2015
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Senator Serino’s Important Message to Taxpayers

Senator Serino’s Important Message to Taxpayers

Poughkeepsie, NY—Senator Sue Serino (R, C, I—Hyde Park) released the following statement today to remind taxpayers of an important opportunity to save on their school tax bill:

“As your new State Senator, I pledge to work tirelessly to ease your tax burden and help improve your quality of life here in the Hudson Valley. Today, I want to remind residents of the 41st District of an important opportunity to apply for additional savings on your school tax bill through the “Enhanced” STAR rebate program.

You might qualify for the “Enhanced” STAR school tax exemption if you:

February 23, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS REMINDS RESIDENTS ABOUT APPROACHING DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS

Residents Have Until January 2nd to Apply for STAR & Other Property Tax Exemptions

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) is reminding residents that the deadline to file applications for New York State’s School Tax Relief (STAR) program and other property tax exemptions with the Nassau County Department of Assessment is January 2nd.

     The STAR program works in two parts:

     • Basic STAR is available to all New Yorkers who own and live in their own home, condominium, or cooperative apartment whose adjusted gross income does not exceed $500,000, regardless of age.

December 18, 2014
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Chanukah is the celebration of Miracles!

"Chanukah is the celebration of miracles, a reminder that all things are possible," Senator Parker said.  "As you celebrate the spirit of Chanukah with friends and family, I wish you health, happiness and good fortune." The holiday celebrates a legendary victory of the Maccabees, a band of Jews, over a Greek army that occupied the Holy Land.  After the battle, the victorious Maccabees found only a one day supply of oil in the temple to light the lamps.  But the oil burned miraculously for eight days, the story says.

December 17, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS, COUNTY EXECUTIVE MANGANO, AND LEGISLATOR NICOLELLO HELP MANHASSET RESIDENTS APPLY FOR PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola), County Executive Ed Mangano, and Legislator Rich Nicolello recently sponsored a property tax exemptions workshop to help local residents save on their property taxes.  The program was held at the Manhasset Library.

October 17, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS & COUNTY EXECUTIVE MANGANO TO SPONSOR PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS WORKSHOP IN PORT WASHINGTON

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) and Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano will be sponsoring a Property Tax Exemptions Workshop in Port Washington. The program will take place on Monday, October 20th from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at the Port Washington Library (1 Library Drive, Port Washington). 

     Tax exemption specialists from the Nassau County Department of Assessment will be available to provide assistance, answer questions, and help residents file for the following property tax exemptions:

     • Basic STAR

     • Enhanced STAR

     • Senior Citizens

     • Veterans and Cold War Veterans

October 9, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS, COUNTY EXECUTIVE MANGANO, & LEGISLATOR NICOLELLO TO SPONSOR PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS WORKSHOP IN MANHASSET

    Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola), Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, and Legislator Richard Nicolello will be sponsoring a Property Tax Exemptions Workshop in Manhasset.  The program will take place on Thursday, October 16th from 1-3 pm at the Manhasset Library (30 Onderdonk Avenue, Manhasset). 

    Tax exemption specialists from the Nassau County Department of Assessment will be available to provide assistance, answer questions, and help residents file for the following property tax exemptions:

Basic STAR
Enhanced STAR
Senior Citizens
Veterans and Cold War Veterans
Volunteer Firefighters and Ambulance Workers
Limited Income Disability
Home Improvement

 

October 3, 2014
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Senator Valesky Warns Public About Rebate Tax Scammers

SYRACUSE—State Senator David J. Valesky today warned the public about reports of scammers attempting to illegally obtain personal information under the guise of confirming their eligibility for a state tax rebate.

“We are aware that scammers are targeting Central New York,” Senator Valesky said. “I urge everyone to be vigilant, to make sure their family and friends are aware of the scam, and to report any incidents to the Attorney General.”

October 1, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS, COUNTY EXECUTIVE MANGANO, AND LEGISLATOR WALKER HELP RESIDENTS APPLY FOR PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola), County Executive Ed Mangano, and Legislator Rose Marie Walker recently sponsored a property tax exemptions workshop at the Hicksville Library to help local residents save on their property taxes. 

     Specialists from the Nassau County Department of Assessment met one-on-one with homeowners to answer questions about New York State’s STAR and Enhanced STAR programs, as well as other property tax exemptions offered by Nassau County. Residents were also able to file applications for property tax exemptions on site. 

August 18, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS, COUNTY EXECUTIVE MANGANO, AND LEGISLATOR NICOLELLO HELP RESIDENTS APPLY FOR PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola), County Executive Ed Mangano, and Legislator Rich Nicolello recently sponsored a property tax exemptions workshop to help local residents save on their property taxes. The program was held at the Shelter Rock Library in Albertson. 

     Specialists from the Nassau County Department of Assessment met one-on-one with homeowners to answer questions about New York State’s STAR and Enhanced STAR programs, as well as other property tax exemptions offered by Nassau County. Residents were also able to file applications for property tax exemptions on site.

August 1, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS, COUNTY EXECUTIVE MANGANO, & LEGISLATOR WALKER TO SPONSOR PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS WORKSHOP IN HICKSVILLE

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola), Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, and Legislator Rose Marie Walker will be sponsoring a Property Tax Exemptions Workshops in Hicksville. The workshop will be held on Friday, August 15th from 1-3 pm at the Hicksville Library (169 Jerusalem Avenue, Hicksville). 

     At the program, tax exemption specialists from the Nassau County Department of Assessment will provide assistance, answer questions, and help residents file for the following property tax exemptions:

     · Basic STAR

     · Enhanced STAR

     · Senior Citizens

     · Veterans and Cold War Veterans

July 30, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS, COUNTY EXECUTIVE MANGANO, & LEGISLATOR NICOLELLO TO SPONSOR PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS WORKSHOPS IN ALBERTSON & NEW HYDE PARK

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola), Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, and Legislator Richard Nicolello will be sponsoring two Property Tax Exemptions Workshops in Albertson and New Hyde Park. 

     The workshops will be held on: 

     • Thursday, July 31st from 1 pm to 3 pm at the Shelter Rock Library (165 Searingtown Road, Albertson).

     • Thursday, August 7th from 1 pm to 3 pm at the Hillside Library (155 Lakeville Road, New Hyde Park)

     At both programs, tax exemption specialists from the Nassau County Department of Assessment will provide assistance, answer questions, and help residents file for the following property tax exemptions:

July 22, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS: SENATE PASSES BILL SIMPLIFYING APPLICATION FOR SENIOR CITIZENS RENEWING ENHANCED STAR TAX EXEMPTION

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that the New York State Senate recently passed legislation that would create a shorter, simplified renewal application for senior citizens who already receive an Enhanced STAR tax exemption. Senator Martins cosponsored the legislation (S2937) with Senator Kemp Hannon (R-6th Senate District). 

     “Enhanced STAR provides valuable property tax savings to eligible senior citizens. Creating a simplified renewal application form will make it easier for seniors to take advantage of property tax savings to which they are entitled,” said Senator Martins.

May 6, 2014
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Senate Passes Bill Simplifying Application for Senior Citizens Renewing Enhanced STAR Tax Exemption

The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S2937), sponsored by Senator Kemp Hannon (R-Nassau), that would create a shorter, simplified renewal application for senior citizens who already receive an Enhanced STAR tax exemption.  “I’m trying to make the renewal process easier and simpler for the Enhanced STAR, which is for our lower-income senior citizens,” said Senator Kemp Hannon (R-Nassau). “For those who are not already enrolled in the State’s automatic renewal program, this bill provides for a simplified renewal application.” 

May 5, 2014
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Senator Griffo's Weekly Column #15: Budget Delivers on Tax Relief

I voted for this year’s state budget because it will provide more than $10 billion in tax relief for families and job creators, while creating no new taxes or fees.

This budget sets aside a record $3.4 billion to fully fund our state School Tax Relief Program (STAR) and Enhanced STAR for the benefit of middle-class families and seniors.

This budget also includes a $1.5 billion property tax freeze program that will help 2.8 million homeowners, including 1.7 million upstate. It rewards municipalities and school districts who hold the line on tax increases by sending property tax rebate checks to their residents.

April 10, 2014
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