A New York State school tax relief program, which provides a partial exemption from school property taxes for homeowners. Owners of one, two and three family houses, condominiums, cooperative apartments, and manufactured homes also known as mobile homes in Real Property Tax Law are included. Persons living in , cooperative apartments, and manufactured homes will have a breakdown of the exemptions by assessors provided to the cooperative manager or park owner so that proper amounts may be credited to the appropriate parties. The STAR exemption applies only to school district taxes. It does not apply to property taxes for other purposes, such as county, town or city except in Buffalo, New York City, Rochester, Syracuse and Yonkers, where schools are funded through city property taxes.
New York State STAR Program
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The tax department said it will take several months for all 2 million checks to be issued. So the distribution will run into early The checks supplant "property-tax freeze" checks that had gone out the past three years for the annual increase in school and municipal taxes. Also, the local school district had to stay under the property-tax cap. The tax-relief checks come after the tax department last summer starting mailing out , STAR rebate to new homeowners, which went out as checks for the first time last year. The program struggled last year, but improved this year as the tax department better adjusted to it. People should have received their check in time to pay their school taxes, which for most of the state is Sept.
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That's the largest rebate since the program started three years ago. The state Legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo would have to decide next year whether to continue it. The checks started going out last month, and about , have been mailed out as of earlier this week, according to the tax department.