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New Legislation for STAR Exemption
New legislation requires all homeowners receiving BASIC STAR exemption to register with the NY State Tax Department to receive STAR exemptions in 2014 & subsequent years. This is part of an initiative to protect New Yorkers against the costs of inappropriate or fraudulent STAR exemptions.
Senior citizens receiving ENHANCED STAR are NOT affected by the new registration requirement. Seniors must, however continue to apply annually or participate in the state's Income Verification Program (IVP).
NY State will be mailing information to BASIC STAR recipients approximately late September. The Dept. of Finance telephone # is (518) 457-2036. website: www.tax.ny.gov