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Tax Exemptions: NYers Must Register for STAR


The deadline is not exactly imminent. Homeowners have until December 31st to confirm their STAR tax exemption status. 900,000 or so New Yorkers have yet to do so.

Until now, they've never had to.

State Tax Commissioner Thomas Mattox says, "Arecent study by the department concluded there might be the possibility of property owners receiving more than one exemption."

Most homeowners in the Capital Region have already taken care of business and confirmed their star status.

Nearly 75% of all homeowners in Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady and Saratoga counties have already registered. If you still need to do so, visit

http://www.tax.ny.gov/pit/property/star/eligibility.htm