Effective April 1, 2016, NEW Basic STAR applicants are now required to register and apply for the exemption with the NYS Office of Real Property Tax Services (ORPTS,) Department of Taxation and Finance, in order to receive a Basic STAR exemption. The benefit will be issued to new applicants directly from ORPTS in the form of a check. It is a one-time application. The amount of STAR benefit is the same regardless of how you receive it.
To register for STAR please visit www.tax.ny.gov or call #(518) 457-2036.
The eligibilitycriteria are the same for both the STAR credit and the STAR tax exemption, however, you can't receive both the credit and the exemption.
- To receive the STAR credit or exemption, you must own your home and it must be your primary residence;
- Total income of all owners and the owners' spouses, even if not listed on the deed, and who primarily reside at the
property must not exceed $500,000.