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Department of Taxation and Finance

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

 Tompkins County
Municipality Enhanced exemption Basic exemption Date certified
City of Ithaca $68,700 $30,000 4/9/2019
Town of Caroline $68,700 $30,000 4/9/2019
Town of Danby $68,700 $30,000 4/9/2019
Town of Dryden $68,700 $30,000 4/9/2019
Town of Enfield $68,700 $30,000 4/9/2019
Town of Groton $68,700 $30,000 4/9/2019
Town of Ithaca $68,700 $30,000 4/9/2019
Town of Lansing $68,700 $30,000 4/9/2019
Town of Newfield $68,700 $30,000 4/9/2019
Town of Ulysses $68,700 $30,000 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.