STAR Program Exemptions

Register

If you purchased a home after March 1, 2015 or never applied for the STAR exemption, you must apply with New York State Department of Taxation & Finance.  You can do this online at www.tax.ny.gov or call (518) 457-2036.
 

STAR Requirements


 
  • You must own the property for which you are applying for the exemption
  • The property must be your primary residence
  • Your income is below $500,000 per year

Enhanced STAR Requirements


  • Owner must be at least 65 years old (if property is owned by husband and wife, only 1 has to be 65 years old)
  • You must own the property for which you are applying for the exemption
  • The property must be your primary residence
  • Proof of age and ownership needs to be provided with original application only
  • Income is less than $81,900 per year (IRA distributions are not included)
  • Enhanced STAR application must be renewed every year with your Assessor