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Register for the STAR credit

Need to register for the STAR credit?  New posting

No need to call, register for STAR online.
Waiting for your STAR credit check?  New posting 
Don’t register again if you’ve already registered; it will slow down the processing of your check. Do check your school tax bill. You’re eligible for either the STAR credit or the STAR exemption, not both. If you received the STAR exemption on your school tax bill, then you’re not eligible for the STAR check.

Why you should register

The Basic and Enhanced STAR benefits save most New York homeowners hundreds of dollars. If you’re eligible, you’ll receive a check for the amount of your STAR savings.

Who should register

You should register for STAR if you:

  • bought your home after the 2015 STAR application deadline;
  • never applied for the STAR benefit on your primary residence; or
  • received a letter advising you to register for Basic STAR.

Note: You do not need to register for STAR if you are receiving a STAR exemption and purchased your current home prior to May 1, 2014.

How to register

When you register for the STAR credit, the Tax Department will automatically review your application to determine whether you are eligible for the Basic or Enhanced STAR benefit amount.

Complete your registration online—in minutes. You'll need to:

  1. Provide the names and social security numbers for all owners of the property and their spouses.
  2. Answer a few questions about the income and residency of the owners and their spouses.
  3. Provide the date you purchased your property and the name of the sellers.

Note: You will be prompted to provide your property’s STAR code and parcel ID but they are not required to complete the registration.


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Updated: April 03, 2017