The NYS Tax Department will be available to help inform homeowners of the Basic STAR exemption at an event for this purpose beginning at 6 p.m., Monday, Sept. 23 at the Old Courthouse in the City of Batavia.
The STAR registration program impacts 11,897 Basic STAR recipients in Genesee County, and 2.6 million homeowners statewide. Senior citizens receiving the Enhanced STAR exemption are not impacted.
The registration facilitates Governor Cuomo’s initiative to protect New Yorkers from fraud and waste in the STAR Program. The average homeowner saves $700 as a result of the Basic STAR exemption, which is available on the primary residence of homeowners with incomes under $500,000.
The registration deadline is Dec. 31 in order to continue receiving the exemption in 2014 and thereafter.
Basic STAR recipients have three easy options to register: