Charles J. Fuschillo Jr.

November 24, 2008

There are a number of different programs available to Nassau and Suffolk County residents to help them save money on their property taxes.

STAR Program:

New York State's School Tax Relief (STAR) program provides recipients with savings on their school property taxes.

The STAR program works in two parts:

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

Enhanced STAR is available to senior citizen (ages 65 and older) property owners whose annual adjusted gross income level (less any IRA distributions) is under $81,900. If the property is owned by a husband and wife, only one of them must be at least 65 years old to qualify for this exemption.

STAR applications can be obtained from your local Department of Assessment using the links at the bottom of this page,

Other local property tax exemptions:

Local municipalities also offer other property tax exemptions, including those for:

* Senior Citizens

* Veterans

* Members of volunteer fire departments and ambulance companies

* Persons with disabilities and limited incomes

* First time homebuyers.

A list of local property tax exemptions in your area, along with applications and eligibility criteria, can be obtained through your local Department of Assessment using the links at the bottom of this page. 

Property Exemptions for Nassau County Residents:

* Basic STAR

* Enhanced STAR

* Volunteer Firefighters & Ambulance Workers

* First-Time Homebuyers

* Cold War Veterans instructions/ Cold War Veterans Application

* Veterans

* Individuals With Disabilities  

* Senior Citizens

* Physically Disabled Tax Deduction for Home Improvements

**** The deadline to apply for any of these exemptions for the 2014-15 Nassau assessment roll is January 2, 2014.****  

Property Exemptions for Town of Babylon Residents: 

Information about tax exemptions in the Town of Babylon

* STAR (Basic and Enhanced)

* Senior Citizen

* Volunteer Firefighter & Ambulance Service Workers

* First-Time Homebuyers

* Veterans

* Cold War Veterans

* Individuals with Disabilities

* Capital Improvements

***The deadline to apply for these exemptions in the Town of Babylon is March 1, 2013***.