Senator Fuschillo Urges Town Of Babylon Residents To File For Star Tax Exemptions
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) is urging all Town of Babylon residents to take advantage of valuable school property tax savings by signing up for New York State’s STAR program.
"The STAR program has saved New York homeowners billions of dollars in school property taxes since it was created," said Senator Fuschillo. "I urge anyone who is not already enrolled in this program to take advantage of these valuable tax savings. No one should ever have to pay more than their fair share."
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, regardless of income level or age.
- Enhanced STAR is available to senior citizen (aged 65 and older) property owners whose annual adjusted gross income level is under $66,050. If the property is owned by a husband and wife, or by siblings, only one of them must be at least 65 years old to qualify for this exemption.
Residents who already receive the Basic STAR exemption or who participate in the Enhanced STAR Income Verification Program do not need to refile.
For more information about the STAR program, CLICK HERE . To obtain an application for either the Basic or Enhanced STAR program, or to find out about additional tax exemptions, please contact the Town of Babylon’s Department of Assessment at 631-957-3014. Applications must be filed before 4:30 p.m. on March 1, 2006.
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