The Star Program was enacted by the New York State Legislature in 1997. The purpose of the program is to reduce school property taxes on your primary residence. For taxpayers who are now receiving the Basic or Enhanced Star as an exemption off the School Tax Bill, your 2019/20 amount will remain the same as your 2018/19 amount and will never increase. That amount was $525.66 or $525.67 for Basic and $1,089.00 for Enhanced. Enhanced Star taxpayers now need to enroll in the Income Verification Program. For taxpayers who have applied for the Basic or Enhanced Star Check from the State, your 2019/20 amount will include up to a 2% increase over the 2018/19 amount. This amount will increase up to 2% each year. For information or to register, please call (518) 457-2036.
Please click on the link below which will take you to the State of New York Department of Taxation and Finance/Property Owners to review all new information on both the Basic and Enhanced Star for new and current property owners.