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STAR Exemption Certification System - Erie County 2014-2015 School Levy Year

The enhanced or basic STAR exemption is the amount that your assessment will be reduced prior to the levy of school taxes. For example, if you own and live in a house that has an enhanced STAR exemption and that is assessed at $150,000 and the enhanced STAR exemption for your municipality is $50,000, the school taxes on your property would be paid on a taxable assessment of $100,000 ($150,000 - $50,000). Please note that due to the 2% limit on STAR savings increases, the savings on your individual tax bill may not reflect the entire value of the certified STAR exemption.

Municipality Enhanced Exemption Basic Exemption Date Certified
City of Buffalo $42,580 $19,900 11/18/2013
City of Lackawanna $64,200 $30,000 11/18/2013
City of Tonawanda $68,010 $31,780 7/31/2014
Town of Alden $32,100 $15,000 4/8/2014
Town of Amherst $64,200 $30,000 4/8/2014
Town of Aurora $26,320 $12,300 4/8/2014
Town of Boston $63,560 $29,700 4/8/2014
Town of Brant $62,920 $29,400 4/8/2014
Town of Cheektowaga $64,200 $30,000 4/8/2014
Town of Clarence $64,200 $30,000 4/8/2014
Town of Colden $28,890 $13,500 4/8/2014
Town of Collins $39,800 $18,600 4/8/2014
Town of Concord $29,530 $13,800 4/8/2014
Town of Eden $42,370 $19,800 4/8/2014
Town of Elma $3,150 $1,470 4/8/2014
Town of Evans $64,200 $30,000 4/8/2014
Town of Grand Island $64,200 $30,000 4/8/2014
Town of Hamburg $37,240 $17,400 4/8/2014
Town of Holland $61,630 $28,800 4/8/2014
Town of Lancaster $64,200 $30,000 4/8/2014
Town of Marilla $29,530 $13,800 4/8/2014
Town of Newstead $64,200 $30,000 4/8/2014
Town of North Collins $64,200 $30,000 4/8/2014
Town of Orchard Park $36,590 $17,100 4/8/2014
Town of Sardinia $36,590 $17,100 4/8/2014
Town of Tonawanda $30,170 $14,100 4/8/2014
Town of Wales $28,250 $13,200 4/8/2014
Town of West Seneca $28,570 $13,350 4/8/2014

The attached exemptions were determined using the latest data available. As more current data becomes available these exemptions are subject to change.

If in the future a revised exemption is determined which is five percent or more different than the exemption indicated, a new exemption will be recertified to that municipality.

Any recertification will occur before the last date allowed by law for the levy of school taxes.

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Updated: August 14, 2014