Homeowners in New York State receiving a Basic STAR exemption must register with the N.Y.S. Department of Taxation and Finance by the end of the year, in order to continue receiving the exemption. Registration has already begun. You can register online by visiting www.tax.ny.gov. Senior citizens who receive Enhanced STAR are NOT affected by the new registration requirement.
For further assistance, please call (518) 457-2036.
Amherst, N.Y.- Senator Ranzenhofer promotes healthy living at his annual Family Health Fair at the Amherst Senior Center. Over eighty health providers offered free screenings and health information on a wide variety of topics.
Senator Ranzenhofer summarizes the provisions of his legislation, the Nonprofit Revitalization Act of 2013 (S.5845), before it passes the State Senate. The State Assembly passed the legislation June 21, and the legislation will eventually be delivered to the Governor's desk for his consideration. Click here for more information about the new law.
Senator Ranzenhofer discusses the "Public Assistance Integrity Act," a measure aimed at prohibiting welfare recipients from using their Electronic Benefits Transfer cards to spend on items like cigarettes, alcoholic beverages and lottery tickets.
Senator Ranzenhofer updates constituents on efforts to cut red tape in State government, secure funding for upgrades for the Space Lab Planetarium at Williamsville North High School, and other issues being addressed by the State Legislature in the final month of the 2013 Session.
Albany, N.Y. - Senator Ranzenhofer comments on his bill, S.3550B, to designate a portion of interstate highway 990 in Erie County as the "Staff Sergeant William R. Wilson III Memorial Highway."
This legislation would celebrate the late Staff Sgt. William R. Wilson III, of Getzville, who was killed March 26, 2012, while serving in Afghanistan. Staff Sgt. Wilson was killed in Paktika Province, in Eastern Afghanistan, where he was training Afghan soldiers and police to take over the country's security. Click here for more information about the legislation.
The 2013-14 State Budget fully funds the EPIC prescription drug program, helping 270,000 seniors with the high costs of their prescription drugs. The State Budget also delivers $912 million in property tax relief to senior homeowners as part of the Enhanced STAR program.
The 2013-14 State Budget provides more than $1 billion in tax relief over three years for middle-class families to make up for the value of child tax credits eroded by inflation and continues the lowest personal income tax rates in 60 years.