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Department of Taxation and Finance

You are no longer eligible for the STAR property tax exemption. We registered you for the STAR credit, but you must provide additional information before we can send a check to you.

If you received this letter (Form RP-425-RDM), our records indicate that your 2018 income exceeded $250,000 and, as a result, you are not eligible for a STAR exemption on your school tax bill in 2020. However, you may be eligible to receive a check for the STAR credit from our department for 2020.

We automatically enrolled you in the STAR credit program because you previously registered for the STAR exemption or a STAR-related benefit. However, we are missing some information needed to issue this credit to you. Promptly follow the instructions below to update your STAR registration online. Then, we will mail a check to you for the STAR credit before the due date of your school tax bill this year and each year in the future, as long as you remain eligible. The check for the STAR credit will be worth at least as much as the STAR exemption.

For purposes of the Basic STAR exemption and credit, 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.

Follow the instructions below to update your STAR registration as soon as possible.

Note: If you have already updated your STAR registration within the past 30 days, please disregard this letter. You do not need to update your STAR registration again.

What to do next

Visit Switching to the STAR credit from the STAR exemption and follow the instructions to register for the STAR credit.

If you disagree with our determination that your 2018 income was greater than $250,000, within 45 days of the date of this letter, send us:

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

Supporting documentation may include 2018 New York State or federal income tax returns for all 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 – RDM
         W A HARRIMAN CAMPUS
         ALBANY NY 12227-0801

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


If, within 45 days of the date of this letter, you do not either update your STAR registration or respond to this notice, we will send you a letter formally denying your STAR exemption.

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