STAR (New York State School Tax Relief Program) lower property taxes for certain property owners, regardless of age or income, who use their homes as a primary residence. The State sets the amount of the benefit every year, based on the value of property in the school district and the school tax rate. "Enhanced STAR" is available to property owners who will be 65 by the end of the year. This program provides for even greater STAR benefits.

The disabled and seniors who are property owners with limited income may be eligible for additional real property tax exemptions as well.

Filing date for all towns is March 1, 2010. To receive an exemption application for eligible individuals or information, contact your local assessor.

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