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December 25th, 2013

STAR Program Registration for Newburgh Homeowners

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance is partnering with the City of Newburgh to register homeowners for their Basic STAR property tax exemptions. The deadline to register for the Basic STAR property tax exemption is December 31, 2013.  While 63% of Newburgh homeowners have registered, more than 760 have not registered.  The average Orange County homeowner saves $860 as a result of the Basic STAR exemption.

The registration facilitates Governor Cuomo’s 2013-14 Budget initiative to save New York taxpayers millions by eliminating inappropriate exemptions.

The Basic STAR exemption is available on the primary residence of homeowners with incomes under $500,000. 

The Tax Department has directly mailed all of the 2.7 million homeowners who claimed the exemption last year, participated in 225 local meetings, fielded more than a half million phone calls, and registered thousands of people at local events including the State Fair.  

Senior citizens receiving the Enhanced STAR exemption are not impacted by the new registration program.  

To register, visit  or call 518-457-2036.  Online information is available in six languages, and translators stand ready to assist speakers of all languages via telephone.  The Department is offering extended STAR Hotline hours - 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. weekdays, and 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturdays.

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