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Department of Taxation and Finance

Standardize the STAR exemption naming conventions

Who

Assessors and county real property tax (RPT) directors

When

May

Why

Before issuing a STAR credit check to a homeowner, we confirm that property owners won’t receive a STAR exemption on their school tax bills.

For the first time, in 2017, we asked you to standardize the exemption naming conventions. Your assistance was critical to helping us efficiently confirm that property owners won’t receive a STAR exemption.

For 2018, please follow the instructions below to standardize your STAR exemption identifiers. RPSV4 users may accomplish this using the update STAR literals script, below.

How

Please use the standardized code and/or descriptions to identify properties that are receiving a STAR credit:

99999—Place this STAR credit code in the exemption code field.

STAR Check—Place this STAR credit description in the appropriate field. 

Instructions for RPSV4 users

Download and run STAR_credit.exe from the RPSV4 Updates webpage. The executable will modify your exemption reference table to reflect the following definitions:

  • 41834 ENH STAR
  • 41836 ENH STAR
  • 41844 E STAR MH
  • 41846 E STAR MH
  • 41854 BAS STAR
  • 41856 BAS STAR
  • 41864 B STAR MH
  • 41866 B STAR MH

Before running the executable

  • back up your V4 file
  • ensure that no one in your office has RPS open, and
  • confirm that your DSN equals RPS.

Contact your ORPTS Regional Liaison if

  • your DSN isn’t RPS,
  • you don’t have a DSN, or
  • you need assistance with the executable

To run the executable, right-click on the link above and select save. Once saved, double-click on the file.

Instructions for users of other assessment administration software

Edit your exemption reference table to reflect the following definitions:

  • 41834 ENH STAR
  • 41836 ENH STAR
  • 41844 E STAR MH
  • 41846 E STAR MH
  • 41854 BAS STAR
  • 41856 BAS STAR
  • 41864 B STAR MH
  • 41866 B STAR MH

Questions?

Contact your ORPTS Regional Liaisons.

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