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Department of Taxation and Finance

STAR exemption amounts for school year 2019–2020: Erie 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).

 Erie County
Municipality Enhanced exemption Basic exemption Date certified
City of Buffalo $31,300 $13,670 11/20/2018
City of Lackawanna $54,270 $23,700 11/20/2018
City of Tonawanda $68,700 $30,000 4/9/2019
Town of Alden $64,580 $28,200 4/9/2019
Town of Amherst $68,700 $30,000 4/9/2019
Town of Aurora $24,050 $10,500 4/9/2019
Town of Boston $58,400 $25,500 4/9/2019
Town of Brant $53,590 $23,400 4/9/2019
Town of Cheektowaga $63,890 $27,900 4/9/2019
Town of Clarence $68,700 $30,000 4/9/2019
Town of Colden $27,480 $12,000 4/9/2019
Town of Collins $37,100 $16,200 4/9/2019
Town of Concord $28,170 $12,300 4/9/2019
Town of Eden $40,530 $17,700 4/9/2019
Town of Elma $2,820 $1,230 4/9/2019
Town of Evans $59,770 $26,100 4/9/2019
Town of Grand Island $63,890 $27,900 4/9/2019
Town of Hamburg $34,350 $15,000 4/9/2019
Town of Holland $58,400 $25,500 4/9/2019
Town of Lancaster $60,460 $26,400 4/9/2019
Town of Marilla $26,110 $11,400 4/9/2019
Town of Newstead $61,140 $26,700 4/9/2019
Town of North Collins $54,960 $24,000 4/9/2019
Town of Orchard Park $34,690 $15,150 4/9/2019
Town of Sardinia $35,720 $15,600 4/9/2019
Town of Tonawanda $25,420 $11,100 4/9/2019
Town of Wales $27,480 $12,000 4/9/2019
Town of West Seneca $26,790 $11,700 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 that differs by five percent or more 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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