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November 13, 2013

Follow your STAR to get tax relief

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“New Yorkers should not be fooled: registration to the STAR Program is free, convenient, and provides taxpayers with hundreds, and sometimes thousands, of dollars in property tax relief each year,” Cuomo said in the release. “I encourage any homeowner not receiving a STAR exemption to apply on their own and avoid disingenuous schemes that seek to charge you for the tax relief that is rightfully yours.”

To be eligible for the STAR Program, remember, the property must be the primary residence of the owners. That means you can’t receive exemptions for two or more houses.

Cuomo’s office reports that more than 60 percent of the 2.6 million Basic STAR recipients have registered for their exemptions. That means almost four in 10 haven’t applied yet.

Don’t wait. The deadline to register is Dec. 31.

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