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Reminder from Legislator Kevan Abrahams to Nassau County Homeowners: STAR Program Application Deadline Approaches

Nassau County Legislator Kevan Abrahams would like to remind all homeowners that the STAR program application deadline is January 2, 2017. The New York State School Tax Relief (STAR) program is a school tax deduction offered to New York State homeowners to help lower school districts property tax.

There are two types of the exemption forms; Basic STAR Exemption and the Enhanced STAR Exemption. There is no age requirement for the basic STAR program but owner’s income cannot exceed more than $500,000. However, there is an age requirement for enhanced STAR requiring the property owner to be a minimum of 65 years or older by the end of the application year. For enhanced STAR the owner’s income also cannot exceed $86,000.

First time or new homeowners start applicants must register with New York State for the personal income tax credit/check program by telephone at 518-457-2036.

There are other exemptions you may qualify for as well, for more information go to: http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/3575/Exemption-Forms

Homeowners can contact the Assessor’s office at 516-571-1500 or the office of Legislator Kevan Abrahams at 516-571-6201 for help.

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