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STAR exemption information
Important information for STAR exemption recipients
 
If you currently receive your STAR benefit as a reduction on your school tax bill (the STAR exemption), you have the option to switch to the STAR credit; you will receive a check instead.

Note:  The income limit for the Basic STAR exemption is now $250,000.  If your income is more than $250,000, you must switch to the credit to continue receiving a STAR benefit.

Due to recent changes in the law, beginning this year:
• The value of the STAR credit (by check) may increase by as much as 2 percent each year, but the STAR exemption (reduction on your school tax bill) cannot increase; and
• The income limit for the Basic STAR exemption is now $250,000.

Who must switch?
• If your income is more than $250,000, you must switch to the STAR credit to continue receiving your benefit.
• If your income is $250,000 or less, you have the option to switch.

How to switch to the STAR credit:
First, notify your assessor that you wish to withdraw your STAR exemption.

• Sidney/Town of Sidney/Masonville Assessor – 607-265-9245 or 607-561-2336
• Unadilla Assessor: 607-369-4683
• Franklin Assessor – 607-829-5618
• Guilford Assessor – 607-895-6827
 
Second, register for the STAR credit. Please check the NYS website https://www.tax.ny.gov/star for additional information.
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