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Department of Taxation and Finance

STAR exemption amounts for school year 2019–2020: Albany County

The Enhanced or Basic STAR exemption is the amount that your assessment will be reduced prior to the levy of school taxes. For example, if you own and live in a house that has an enhanced STAR exemption and that is assessed at $150,000 and the enhanced STAR exemption for your municipality is $50,000, the school taxes on your property would be paid on a taxable assessment of $100,000 ($150,000 - $50,000). 

 Albany County
Municipality Enhanced exemption Basic exemption Date certified
City of Albany $68,700 $30,000 4/9/2019
City of Cohoes $34,350 $15,000 4/9/2019
City of Watervliet $65,270 $28,500 4/9/2019
Town of Berne $43,280 $18,900 4/9/2019
Town of Bethlehem $65,270 $28,500 4/9/2019
Town of Coeymans $66,640 $29,100 4/9/2019
Town of Colonie $44,140 $19,280 4/9/2019
Town of Green Island $68,700 $30,000 4/9/2019
Town of Guilderland $74,880 $32,700 8/1/2019
Town of Knox $39,850 $17,400 4/9/2019
Town of New Scotland $65,950 $28,800 4/9/2019
Town of Rensselaerville $41,220 $18,000 4/9/2019
Town of Westerlo $690 $300 4/9/2019

The above exemption amounts were determined using the latest data available. As more current data becomes available these exemptions are subject to change.

If in the future a revised exemption is determined which is five percent or more different than the exemption indicated, a new exemption will be recertified to that municipality.

Any recertification will occur before the last date allowed by law for the levy of school taxes.

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