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Assessment Community Weekly 10/09/18

A busy month of conferences continues. This week, we’ll share an ACES update with the Local Government Information Technology Directors Association. 

How to provide IVP forms to us 

Last week we announced that you can mail, fax, or hand deliver Enhanced STAR Income Verification Program (IVP) forms to us for data entry. We’re also developing a method to allow secure electronic file transmission. We’ll share details as soon as they are available. 

Thank you to the local officials at the Assessors’ Association Conference who asked for more information on the mail option.

Taxpayers and tax preparers regularly use United States Postal Service (USPS) First Class Mail to send individual and business tax returns of many types to our Tax Department’s lockboxes. We have a specific lockbox post office address for the IVP forms. The lockbox is located at a USPS general mail facility, and only department staff pick up mail from this lockbox.

Remember, no matter what method you use, include Form RP-425.5-IVP, Enhanced STAR IVP RP-425-IVP Transmittal Form, with each batch of your IVP forms. 

Access the transmittal form and complete instructions: How to transmit IVP forms to the Tax Department.

Time to purge STAR credit markers

After school tax bills have been processed, you can opt to purge STAR credit markers from your database. If you don’t remove the markers, the STAR check literal may inappropriately display on the town and county tax roll and individual tax bills. Regardless, taxable values would not be impacted.
We determine eligibility for the STAR credit annually. Therefore, you should not carry over STAR credit recipients from one year to the next.
To remove the markers, visit Real Property System and follow the instructions for the STAR_credit_purge.exe file.

In the upcoming weeks, we will provide you with lists of this year's STAR credit recipients in your jurisdiction.

Judicial cases

New Judicial cases

  • Milwest Assoc. v County of Suffolk
  • Baldwin Union Free Sch. Dist. v County of Nassau
  • Tax Equity Now NY LLC. v City of N.Y.; N.Y.C. Department of Finance; State of N.Y. and Office of Real Property Tax Services