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STAR

 
Please note that the STAR program has changed. Learn more.
  

Two types of STAR exemptions:

Basic STAR

  • available for owner-occupied, primary residences where the resident owners' and their spouses income is less than $500,000
  • exempts the first $30,000 of the full value of a home from school taxes

Enhanced STAR

  • provides an increased benefit for the primary residences of senior citizens (age 65 and older) with qualifying incomes
  • exempts the first $65,300 of the full value of a home from school taxes as of 2016-17 school tax bills (unchanged from 2015-16)

STAR exemptions apply only to school district taxes. They don't apply to property taxes for other purposes, such as county, town or city (except in cities where city property taxes fund schools - Buffalo, New York City, Rochester, Syracuse and Yonkers).

Also see: School Property Tax Report Cards hosted by the New York State Education Department.

Updated: April 25, 2016