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Gunther: re-register for STAR

December 4, 2013

Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther is reminding New York homeowners who receive the Basic School Tax Relief (STAR) Exemption that they have to re-register for the exemption by December 31 to continue to receive it.

“To ensure taxpayers are protected from inappropriate or fraudulent STAR exemptions, all homeowners receiving the Basic STAR need to register with the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance to continue receiving exemptions in 2014 and subsequent years,” said Assemblywoman Gunther.

The tax department has already mailed instructions—including a STAR code necessary for registration—to all homeowners who currently receive the Basic STAR exemption. While this registration is required this year, homeowners will not need to re-register every year.

“The fastest and easiest way for homeowners to register is through the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance’s website at,” Assemblywoman Gunther added. “Registration and support is also available over the phone by calling 518/457-2036. Of course, if a homeowner has questions, they can always call my office at 845/794-5807.”