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Standardize STAR exemption naming conventions

Who

Assessors and county real property tax (RPT) directors
 

When

May


Why

In the first year of the STAR credit program, we discovered more than 95 unique identifiers that were used to recognize STAR exemptions on tax bills. Prior to the STAR credit program, the lack of standardization wasn’t an issue. However, before sending a STAR credit check, we now need to confirm that property owners won’t receive a STAR exemption on their school tax bills.

By standardizing the naming conventions, you’ll help us to efficiently confirm that property owners won’t receive a STAR exemption.

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 the STAR_credit_2017 executable 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 noone in your office has RPS open, and
  • confirm that your DSN equals RPS. 

If your DSN isn’t RPS, you don’t have a DSN, or you need assistance with the executable, contact your ORPTS Regional Liaison to create one. 

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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