March 1 is STAR exemption deadline
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New York homeowners have until March 1 to apply for STAR school property tax exemptions. The Basic STAR exemption is available to all homeowners, who need apply ONLY ONCE unless they move or change ownership of their primary residence. The Enhanced STAR exemption is available to homeowners who will be 65 years of age by December 31, 2013, and who have an adjusted gross income of $79,050 or less on their 2011 tax return. Enhanced STAR participants MUST REAPPLY to their town assessor every year to prove that they still meet income requirements. For more information and application forms, contact your town assessor.