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We have determined that you are no longer eligible for the Basic STAR property tax exemption. You may be eligible for a STAR credit, but you need to register so that we can determine your eligibility.

If you received this letter (Form RP-425-RDM), our records indicate that your income exceeded $250,000 and, as a result, you are not eligible for a STAR exemption on your school tax bill. However, you may be eligible to receive a STAR credit from our department.

To continue receiving STAR, promptly follow the instructions below to register for the STAR credit.

After you register, as long as you are eligible, we will issue a STAR credit to you. You should receive the credit before the due date of your school tax bill this year and each year in the future that you are eligible. The STAR credit will be worth at least as much as the STAR exemption.

For purposes of the Basic STAR exemption and credit, income is defined as the combined incomes of resident owners and any owner’s spouse who resides at the property. Eligibility is based on income from the tax year two years prior.

Note: We cannot make exceptions to the rules that govern eligibility determinations, nor can we disregard one-time sources of income. If your income exceeds the limit, you are not eligible for a STAR exemption, even if your income is normally much lower.

What to do next

Follow the instructions on Register for the Basic and Enhanced STAR credits as soon as possible.

If you disagree 

If you disagree with our income determination that your income was greater than $250,000, within 45 days of the date on the letter you received, send us:

  • a copy of the letter (Form RP-425-RDM), and
  • a brief letter of explanation with supporting documentation

Supporting documentation may include federal or state income tax returns for the applicable tax year for all owners and any owner's spouse who resides at the property.

Fax or mail the information to the number or address on your letter.

If, within 45 days of the date of this letter, you do not either register for STAR or respond to this notice, we will send you a letter denying your STAR exemption.