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STAR exemption amounts for school year 2018–2019: Niagara 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.

 Niagara County
MunicipalityEnhanced exemptionBasic exemptionDate certified
City of Lockport $59,450 $26,700 4/9/2018
City of Niagara Falls $54,110 $24,300 4/9/2018
City of North Tonawanda $55,440 $24,900 4/9/2018
Town of Cambria $66,800 $30,000 4/9/2018
Town of Hartland $60,120 $27,000 4/9/2018
Town of Lewiston $46,090 $20,700 4/9/2018
Town of Lockport $66,800 $30,000 4/9/2018
Town of Newfane $55,440 $24,900 4/9/2018
Town of Niagara $37,410 $16,800 4/9/2018
Town of Pendleton $56,110 $25,200 4/9/2018
Town of Porter $50,770 $22,800 4/9/2018
Town of Royalton $60,120 $27,000 4/9/2018
Town of Somerset $57,450 $25,800 4/9/2018
Town of Wheatfield $41,420 $18,600 4/9/2018
Town of Wilson $54,110 $24,300 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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