Important STAR Program Information from Senator Flanagan

John J. Flanagan

September 30, 2013

Important information if you receive the Basic STAR property tax savings from New York State

All homeowners who are enrolled in the Basic STAR program must re-register with the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance (NYSDTF) by the end of this year in order to continue getting the STAR exemption for 2014 and beyond. This re-registration is part of a new effort to eliminate fraud and protect property taxpayers.

The NYSDTF should have already mailed detailed instructions and a personalized code directly to all households that currently receive the Basic STAR benefit.  Homeowners need this code to register on-line or over the phone.  Residents who have yet to receive their STAR code can access this code online by clicking here.

Once a homeowner has this information, they will simply have to provide some basic information to confirm eligibility for the STAR program and continue receiving the STAR exemption.

Residents who are in possession of their STAR code but who need to complete the registration process should click here to visit the NYSDTF web site.  Residents can also call the NYSDTF hotline at 518-457-2036.

Current recipients of Enhanced STAR are not affected by the new registration requirement and do not have to take any action.

Please remember that the deadline for re-registering is December 31st, 2013.

If you have any questions about this process, please call the NYSDTF at 518-457-2036 or click here to visit their web site.