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Thursday July 19, 2007 at 10:45am Age: 11 yrs
Category: District

Middle Class STAR Notifications Being Mailed

          As you may remember, enacted within the 2007-08 Legislative Budget, was a new Middle Class STAR Rebate Program.  This program is available to homeowners who receive the basic STAR exemption on their property tax bills and to homeowners who are senior citizens 65+ years or older and receive an enhanced STAR exemption on their property tax bills.  In both cases, rebate amounts are based on a combination of factors, including tax rates for school districts, and the city, village, or town in which the property is located.

          Starting on July 16th, notifications from the New York State Department of Tax and Finance were mailed to homeowners alerting them of this program and describing the necessary steps they need to take to apply and receive their rebates.  Notifications are mailed on a county by county basis staggered weekly from now until the middle of September.  The application deadline is November 3.

          The following link is to the Middle Class STAR program’s information page, and provides a plethora of information on this program and is beneficial to all who wish to take advantage of this rebate.  For additional information and help, you can contact the New York State Department of Tax and Finance at 1-877-6-STAR-NY (1-877-678-2769).  This announcement was provided by Questar III’s State Aid and Financial Planning Service.