New applicants who qualify for STAR will now be required to register with NY State (www.tax.ny.gov) instead of applying with the Assessor’s Office. If they qualify, they will receive a star credit in the form of a check rather than a property tax exemption. The dollar value of the credit will be the same as the property tax exemption.
You must register with the New York State Tax Department by
(1) visiting www.tax.ny.gov
(2) Calling (518) 457-2036