BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - New York State is cracking down on who is eligible for STAR tax exemptions. Monday is a first day of a push to tighten up the exemptions.
State leaders want to be sure people only get the break for a place the both own and live in. 2.6 million homeowners will receive a letter with directions on how to register for the break for next year.
It’s going to take some time for everyone to get and return the forms.
In March, Tonawanda City Tax Assessor David Marrano said, “Everyone who is going to get STAR for the upcoming September bills, who are eligible, will have it and will keep it, and any of this legislation won't affect the STAR exemptions that will go in effect, probably in September of '14.”
The program does not affect senior citizens who receive the Enhanced STAR exemption, because they already have to apply for their property tax break each year.
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