How to report your property tax credit
If you received a check for the School Tax Relief (STAR) credit, you do not need to do anything on your New York State income tax return unless you itemize your deductions.
If you itemize your deductions, reduce your itemized deduction for real estate taxes paid by the amount of the STAR credit received during the tax year.
Use our Property Tax Credit Lookup to verify if you received a check.
If you receive a check for the STAR credit, keep the check stub with your tax records. We will provide reporting information as we approach the income tax filing season.