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STAR exemption amounts for school year 2018–2019: 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). Please note that due to the 2% limit on STAR savings increases, the savings on your individual tax bill may not reflect the entire value of the certified STAR exemption.

 Erie County
MunicipalityEnhanced exemptionBasic exemptionDate certified
City of Buffalo $32,220 $14,490 11/17/2017
City of Lackawanna $52,980 $23,790 11/17/2017
City of Tonawanda $66,800 $30,000 4/9/2018
Town of Alden $66,800 $30,000 4/9/2018
Town of Amherst $66,800 $30,000 4/9/2018
Town of Aurora $23,380 $10,500 4/9/2018
Town of Boston $58,120 $26,100 4/9/2018
Town of Brant $52,770 $23,700 4/9/2018
Town of Cheektowaga $66,800 $30,000 4/9/2018
Town of Clarence $66,800 $30,000 4/9/2018
Town of Colden $27,390 $12,300 4/9/2018
Town of Collins $37,410 $16,800 4/9/2018
Town of Concord $27,390 $12,300 4/9/2018
Town of Eden $42,080 $18,900 4/9/2018
Town of Elma $2,860 $1,280 4/9/2018
Town of Evans $58,120 $26,100 4/9/2018
Town of Grand Island $66,800 $30,000 4/9/2018
Town of Hamburg $34,740 $15,600 4/9/2018
Town of Holland $56,780 $25,500 4/9/2018
Town of Lancaster $61,460 $27,600 4/9/2018
Town of Marilla $25,380 $11,480 4/9/2018
Town of Newstead $61,460 $27,600 4/9/2018
Town of North Collins $55,440 $24,900 4/9/2018
Town of Orchard Park $34,740 $15,600 4/9/2018
Town of Sardinia $36,070 $16,200 4/9/2018
Town of Tonawanda $26,050 $11,700 4/9/2018
Town of Wales $26,720 $12,000 4/9/2018
Town of West Seneca $26,720 $12,000 4/9/2018

The attached exemptions 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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