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STAR Credit Direct Deposit

Visit the new Homeowner Benefit Portal in your Individual Online Services account!

From the Homeowner Benefit Portal, you can:

  •  register for STAR
  •  enroll in STAR Credit Direct Deposit
  •  check the status of your property tax registrations
  •  switch to the STAR credit
  •  view, edit, or close your registrations
  •  ensure your information is accurate and complete
  •  take action to resolve issues

To get started, see the instructions below. 

When you enroll in STAR Credit Direct Deposit, you will:

  • receive your STAR credit quicker, 
  • eliminate the hassle of cashing a check, and
  • have peace of mind (no lost or undeliverable checks).

If you enroll fewer than 15 days before we issue your STAR credit, we will mail a check to you at the mailing address we have on file.

To learn when we will issue STAR credits in your area, see our STAR Credit Delivery Schedule.

Reminder: This enrollment does not register you for the STAR credit. You must be registered for the STAR credit on your primary residence before you can receive the credit by direct deposit. If you are not currently registered, or would like to learn more about the STAR Credit program, see Register for STAR.

If you are currently receiving the STAR exemption, you will continue to receive a reduction on your school property tax bill as long as you remain eligible. For more information, see our frequently asked question on this topic.

Enroll in STAR Credit Direct Deposit

If you have already registered for the STAR credit, you can enroll in STAR Credit Direct Deposit using your bank’s nine-digit routing number and your bank account number (up to 17 characters). Your bank information can be located by viewing a check, in your online banking application, or by contacting your bank. If you use an online banking application, you should find the information you need in your mobile banking app. View a sample check

Important: For verification, you may be asked to review your STAR registration information as you enroll in STAR Credit Direct Deposit. We may ask you to verify certain information more than once to ensure accuracy. 

To enroll, follow these instructions: 

  1. Log in to your Individual Online Services account or create one.
  2. Select the ≡ Services menu in the upper-left corner of your screen, then choose Real property tax.
  3. From the expanded menu, select Homeowner Benefit Portal.
  4. Select Actions and choose Enroll in or edit Direct Deposit from the drop-down menu.

Log in   Create account

After you enroll

As long as you are registered and eligible, you can expect to receive your STAR credit by direct deposit before the deadline for your school taxes every year. If we cannot deposit using the bank account you provide, or if you enroll in STAR Credit Direct Deposit less than 15 days before we issue your STAR credit, you will receive a check.


See STAR Credit Direct Deposit frequently asked questions.