Tax Receiver Stefanich Notifies Residents to Register for the Enhanced STAR Income Verification Program

Tax Receiver Stefanich Notifies Residents to Register for the Enhanced STAR Income Verification Program

Oyster Bay Town Tax Receiver James Stefanich would like to notify residents of recent changes to the Enhanced School Tax Relief (STAR) Program.  New York State’s Enhanced STAR program provides eligible senior homeowners with relief on their property taxes.  There are two programs, the STAR Credit and STAR Exemption.  You cannot receive both the Credit and Exemption.

Receiver Stefanich stated, “Due to a change in New York State Law, any resident receiving the Enhanced STAR Exemption or Enhanced STAR Credit is now required to enroll in the Income Verification Program (IVP).  Senior cannot receive the Enhanced STAR if they do not enroll in IVP.”

Once enrolled, a resident no longer has to reapply every year, or worry about missing the application deadline. 

To register for the Income Verification Program, please contact the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance at www.tax.ny.gov or call (518) 457-2036.