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STAR credit and exemption savings amounts

The amount of the STAR credit can differ from the STAR exemption savings because, by law, the STAR credit can increase by as much as 2% each year, but the value of the STAR exemption savings cannot increase.

The webpages below provide 2021 STAR credit and STAR exemption savings amounts for comparison purposes.

Bear in mind, if you switch to the STAR credit: 

  • you will receive a check from New York State for your STAR benefit,
  • you will no longer receive the STAR exemption on your school tax bill, and
  • you cannot switch back to the STAR exemption. 

Both the STAR exemption savings and the STAR credit can drop from year to year. If you switch to the STAR credit from the exemption, the amount of your 2022 STAR credit could be less than your 2021 STAR exemption savings — but this is not the result of making the switch. If you had not switched, the amount of your exemption would also have dropped.

If you switch and you pay school taxes through a mortgage escrow account, you may want to contact the mortgage lender or its agent to tell them you've switched to the STAR credit from the STAR exemption.

Note: The Tax Department cannot tell you the 2022 STAR credit or exemption savings amounts prior to school districts issuing tax bills, because local school tax rates are necessary to calculate the credit and exemption savings. The school tax rates are not calculated until shortly before school tax bills are issued.

We will update the STAR credit amounts and exemption savings to 2022 figures on this schedule:

  • Nassau County – November
  • New York City – August
  • Suffolk County – December
  • all other counties – October

2021 STAR credit and exemption savings amounts

Choose your county, then scroll to your municipality and school district: 

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