NEW YORK STATE TO ELIMINATE STAR REBATE CHECK PROGRAM - The New York State Executive Budget eliminated the $1.4 billion STAR rebate check program. This is the program that provided a “New York State” rebate check to eligible homeowners and has no relation to an individual’s property tax bill. This rebate check program was based on income as well as age of the property owner and resulted in a rebate check of up to $450 last year.
PLEASE NOTE!: THIS DOES NOT EFFECT YOUR BASIC OR ENHANCED (FOR SENIORS) STAR PROGRAM!
THE PROGRAM NAMES ARE SIMILAR, BUT THE PROGRAMS ARE DIFFERENT!
The basic and the enhanced (for seniors) STAR Programs along with other exemption programs that reduce an eligible homeowner’s tax assessment for calculating school taxes remain in effect and have not been impacted by the state budget.