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02/03/2020 Assessment Community Weekly

Downtime this weekend for IVP Tool and STAR reports

The IVP Tool and STAR reports will be down from 5:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 8 until 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, February 9. Other tools in the Online Assessment Community will continue to be available. We apologize for any inconvenience.

STAR questions and answers

Q. A senior who received the Enhanced STAR exemption in 2019 passed away recently. She was the only owner of the property, so I need to close the IVP enrollment. I searched for and found the parcel in the IVP tool. However, the Source field indicates it’s a Roll Record. How do I close the enrollment?

A. Thank you for taking the step to close the IVP enrollment. However, since the source is a Roll Record, you do not need to take any action; the enrollment has already been closed by our staff.

If the Source had been an IVP enrollment, you would have selected Close Enrollment in the Actions dropdown. On the following page you would be prompted to select a reason for closing the enrollment.

Q. I have a parcel with a new parcel i.d. that I need to enter into the IVP tool. How do I do that?

A. After you search for and identify the original parcel, select either Merge or Split in the Actions dropdown. After selecting Merge or Split, you will have the opportunity to enter the new parcel i.d. and the other information for the property and its owners.

Q. I received Form RP-425-B, Application for Basic STAR Exemption, from a property owner who was already receiving the exemption but was recently married and added their spouse to the deed. Am I required to confirm that their income qualifies for the exemption?

A. Yes. The instructions on page 2 of the form require the property owner to submit proof of income to the assessor. For the 2020 Basic STAR exemption, proof of income is one of the following:

  • 2018 New York State income tax return
  • 2018 federal income tax return

If the property owner wasn’t required to file a state or federal tax return, they should use Form RP-425-Wkst, Income for STAR Purposes Worksheet, to provide their income to you.

Reminder: Agricultural Values are available for RPSV4

The 2020 Agricultural Assessment Values per acre is available again from the Software updates webpage. We reviewed a reported issue with the patch and confirmed it is working as intended.

Performing this update will not increase the database change level; this is a data-only release and does not directly affect functionality contained in the application or the database. To verify that the new 2020 values have been loaded into your database, check the Agricultural Soil Group Definition table in the Reference Table Selection area of the Administration Module for 2020 values. We also recommend that you execute the Administrative RPS344—Agricultural Exemption Update.

RPS V4 replication sites should run this update at both the remote and consolidated sites.

Judicial Cases

New Judicial cases:

Matter of City of New York (EMS Battalion Sta. 58)