NYS is requiring all home owners who receive Basic STAR (School Tax Relief Exemption) to re-register this year in order to keep it.
This is to prevent fraud from those who try to have more than one home registered, get STAR from another state, or who apply while earning more than $500,000 per year.
You will soon receive a letter from the State advising you how to register. The State’s mailing date sending letters to homeowners in Hartford and Washington County will be Sept 3rd to Sept 6th.
Be on the look out for these letters and do not throw them away as junk mail because they will include instructions and a specific code you will need to know to register online or by the phone.
If you do not register you will loose your STAR for 2014 and the future.
If you receive Enhanced STAR, this does not affect you because you have to register for that every year anyway.