If you own your home, it’s your primary residence, and your income is $500,000 or less, you’re eligible for the Basic STAR credit.
In addition, if you’re 65 or older with an income of $86,300 or less, you may be eligible for the Enhanced STAR credit.
In the ﬁrst year of your new home, you may receive the prior owner’s STAR exemption. In future years, as long as you’re eligible, we’ll send you a STAR check. You don’t need to register again.
Eligible new homeowners will receive their STAR savings in the form of a check directly from New York State.
But you must register with the New York State Tax Department to receive a STAR credit check.
You can register 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at www.tax.ny.gov/star.
Property owners without access to a computer can register by phone weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (518-457-2036).