CLASS STAR REBATE PROGRAM
is the Middle Class STAR Rebate Program?
The Middle Class STAR Rebate Program is an expanded property tax relief program that provides homeowners a benefit in the form of a property tax rebate check. The program provides two types of rebates:
How does a homeowner apply?
If a homeowner is eligible to receive the basic STAR exemption, they will receive a letter about the Middle Class STAR Rebate Program from the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance which will provide details on how to apply. The deadline to apply for the rebate is November 30, 2007. There are two ways to apply:
How does a homeowner qualify for the rebate program?
Homeowners qualify if they:
When will homeowners receive their rebate check?
Letters containing details on how to apply will be mailed beginning in mid-July and through the end of September. Applications will be processed as they are received. Rebate checks will be issued in the names (up to three) of those listed as the resident property owners on the application. The Tax Department will mail rebate checks to the mailing address provided on the application.
Homeowners 65-years or
older who get the enhanced STAR rebate will receive their checks automatically
beginning this summer. Rebate
checks will be issued in the names (up to three) of those listed on the
assessment rolls for the eligible property. The rebate checks will be
mailed to the address provided from the assessment rolls.
A homeowner thinks they qualify, but didn’t receive a letter, application or STAR code from the Tax Department. What do they do?
Please have the homeowner contact the Tax Department at 1-877-6-STAR-NY (1-877-678-2769). To get a STAR code, they will need the physical address of the property and property identification information from their tax bill.
How does the Tax Department obtain property information?
The Tax Department
receives property information for homeowners enrolled in the STAR
Exemption Program from the Office of Real Property Services (ORPS) for
properties outside of New York City and from the New York City
Department of Finance for properties in New York City.
Who do I call with STAR rebate questions?
Call the Tax Department at 1-877-6-STAR-NY (1-877-678-2769).