All New York homeowners receiving a BASIC STAR exemption must re-register with the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance by 12/31/13 or you will lose your BASIC STAR exemption. Doing so will preserve your BASIC STAR exemption on your 2014-2015 school tax bill and subsequent school tax bills thereafter. BASIC STAR recipients will receive a mailing from NYS within the first two weeks of September which will instruct them on how to re-register. You can also register online here.
Homeowners receiving an ENHANCED STAR (senior citizen) exemption must continue to apply each year with their Town Assessor and are not required to re-register with the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance.
New homeowners and/or homeowners that have never applied for a BASIC STAR exemption will need to apply with their Town Assessor. This must be done prior to 3/1/14 in order to receive this exemption on their 2014-2015 school tax bill.