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2% Cap on STAR Savings
To view information on the 2% Cap on STAR Savings, please click on the Tax Information Link Below.
REGISTER FOR THE SCHOOL TAX RELIEF PROGRAM (STAR)
New Legislation requires all homeowners receiving a Basic STAR exemption to register with the New York State Tax Department to receive STAR exemptions in 2014 and subsequent years.
Homeowners will not have to register to receive their 2013 STAR exemptions.
This is part of an initiative to protect New Yorkers against the costs of inappropriate or fraudulent STAR exemptions.
Seniors receiving Enhanced STAR are not affected by the new registration requirement.
Seniors must, however, continue to:
Do nothing now. The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance will mail all Basic STAR recipients information on when and how to register.
Property Tax Freeze
2% CAP ON STAR EXEMPTION
Two percent cap on STAR savings increases
Beginning with 2011-12 school tax bills, the savings resulting from the Basic or Enhanced STAR exemptions are limited to a 2% increase over the prior year.
The maximum STAR savings for each school district is calculated by the Office of Real Property Tax Services (ORPTS).
Please click on this link to learn more about the 2% cap on STAR savings and to view the maximum STAR savings by district for 2013-2014.
Information on your school tax bill
The amount of your STAR savings will continue to be displayed on your school property tax bill. However, because the cap is on the STAR savings (rather than the exemption amount), your savings and exemption may not be directly reflective of each other.
In the past, you could calculate your STAR savings by multiplying your STAR exemption by the school tax rate (both of which are available on your tax bill). Where the cap is reached, that calculation will no longer yield your savings.