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November 8, 2013

State: Beware of STAR scams


To be eligible for the STAR Program, the property must be the primary residence of the owners. In addition to other illegalities discovered by a Tax Department study last year, thousands of owners of multiple properties were receiving more than one STAR exemption.

Cuomo’s office reports that more than 60 percent of the 2.6 million Basic STAR recipients have registered for their exemptions. Online registration takes less than four minutes and can be done from the Tax Department’s website. Homeowners without Internet access should call 518-457-2036 to register.

Apply online To register for STAR online, visit

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