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Department of Taxation and Finance

You are not eligible for a 2020 STAR benefit because your 2018 income exceeded $500,000

If you received this letter (Form RP-425-RDB), our records indicate that your income exceeded the Basic STAR income limit of $500,000 in 2018. Therefore, you are not eligible for the 2020 Basic STAR benefit.

For purposes of the Basic STAR program, income is defined as the combined incomes of resident owners and any owner's spouse who resides at the property. Eligibility in 2020 is based on income from the 2018 tax year.

What to do next

You do not need to do anything unless you disagree. If you disagree, within 30 days, send us:

  • a copy of this letter, and
  • a brief letter of explanation with supporting documentation.

Supporting documentation may include 2018 federal or state income tax returns for all resident owners and any owner's spouse who resides at the property.

Fax or mail this information to us.

Fax: 518-435-8634

Mail: NYS TAX DEPARTMENT
         ORPTS STAR RESOLUTION UNIT – RDB
         W A HARRIMAN CAMPUS
         ALBANY NY 12227-0801

If not using U.S. Mail, see Publication 55, Designated Private Delivery Services.

Changes to eligibility

If your income for STAR purposes is less than or equal to $500,000 in a subsequent year, you can register to receive a check for the STAR credit.

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