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Register for the STAR credit

The STAR Registration application is unavailable due to scheduled system upgrades 
We’re converting to a new STAR Registration application with exciting upgrades; the expanded application will be available on Tuesday, May 30. The enhancements will allow us to process credits faster and mail checks to eligible homeowners sooner. Thank you for your patience; we look forward to offering you an even more user-friendly experience.

Why you should register

The Basic and Enhanced STAR benefits save most New York homeowners hundreds of dollars. If you’re eligible, you’ll receive a check for the amount of your STAR savings.

Who should register

You should register for STAR if you:

  • bought your home after the 2015 STAR application deadline;
  • never applied for the STAR benefit on your primary residence; or
  • received a letter advising you to register for Basic STAR.

Note: You do not need to register for STAR if you are a longtime homeowner with an existing STAR exemption. See STAR exemption program for more information.

How to register

When you register for the STAR credit, the Tax Department will automatically review your application to determine whether you are eligible for the Basic or Enhanced STAR benefit amount.

Enhanced STAR applicants: If you qualify for Enhanced STAR (or will qualify in the future), you do not need to register separately to receive the Enhanced benefit.

(Senior citizens receiving STAR may also be eligible for the senior citizens exemption. See Senior citizens exemption to learn more.)

Complete your registration online—in minutes. You'll need to:

  1. Provide the names and social security numbers for all owners of the property and their spouses.
  2. Answer a few questions about the income and residency of the owners and their spouses.
  3. Provide the date the owners purchased the property and the name of the sellers.
  4. Print a copy of your confirmation page and note your confirmation number. You will need it for verification purposes if you contact us later.

Note: You will be prompted to provide the property’s STAR code and parcel ID but they are not required to complete the registration. 

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