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Department of Taxation and Finance

Deadline to switch to the STAR credit from the STAR exemption

You can register to switch to the STAR credit from the STAR exemption anytime during the year. But the timing of your first STAR credit check will depend on whether you register before or after the deadline below. 

If you register before the deadline, you will receive your first check in the year that you registered as long as you are eligible. See the STAR Check Delivery Schedule for an estimate of when we’ll begin mailing checks in your area. 

If you register after the deadline, but on or before December 31 of the year of the credit, as long as you are eligible, you will receive the following: 

  • the STAR exemption on your school tax bill in the year that you registered
  • beginning with the following year, a check for the STAR credit prior to your school taxes being due

If the STAR credit is worth more than the STAR exemption in the year that you registered, the difference will be added to your STAR credit check in the following year

Select your county, below, to find your deadline.

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