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06/13/2022 Assessment Community Weekly

Homeowner Tax Rebate Credits on their way!

The 2022-2023 Enacted State Budget established the Homeowner Tax Rebate Credit program. We have already begun sending out checks, and we expect to send most of the remaining checks this month. A small percentage of homeowners will receive their checks after school tax bills are issued because we need the school tax data to calculate the credits and determine eligibility in those cases.

Our Homeowner tax rebate credit landing page includes:

  • how we calculate the credits,
  • questions and answers, and
  • a link to the Check Lookup, where homeowners can find the amount of their checks.

If you are contacted by homeowners with questions about the credit, direct them to the website and to our representatives at 518-453-8146.

Equalization update: Nearly 800 rates made!

For instructions and details regarding the rates, see our May 31 edition.

Looking for 2023 STAR forms?

We’ll publish the forms in early August after the final taxable status date has passed. (We’re looking at you Utica: August 1.)

We’ll let you know when they’re available.

Two more STAR reports before you finalize your roll

We know you’re anxious to make those last touches to your final roll, but bear in mind that we’ll publish the following reports in the upcoming days:

We’re working to get both reports to you as soon as possible.

Web update: Assessor/Director landing page and new legal page

If you haven’t heard enough Pomp and Circumstance at graduations this year, roll it out for our newest web updates! That’s right—we’ve refreshed the Assessor and Director (or local officials) landing page and launched a new Property tax legal information.

Looking for a link that you used to find in the left navigation menu of the Assessor/Director landing page? Now you’ll find it in the center of the page under one of the three headings.

The links are generally organized with the most frequently visited pages at the top.

Just love that old left nav menu? Don’t despair. Select one of the links on the page. You’ll still find the left nav menu on almost all of the subsequent webpages.

As for the new Legal RPT page, we made it easier to navigate those pages because the user statistics show they’re some of your most popular links.

Tip: You don’t need to change your bookmark for the Assessor/Director landing page, but you may wish to add a new bookmark for the Property tax legal information.

Questions or comments? Send them to

Is it time to update your password for the Online Assessment Community (OAC)?

You may have noticed several added security features to your OAC account within the past year, including the captcha prompt before logging in. In addition, passwords must be reset approximately every 90 days, which was not the case in our previous platform. Last week, we received a few dozen phone calls and emails from users requesting password resets or assistance with their Online Assessment Community accounts.

Below are a few helpful reminders to resolve login issues before a password reset is required from our end:

  • Always access the Online Assessment Community directly from the Tax Department website. (Do not use browser bookmarks or favorites.)
  • Select ONLINE ASSESSMENT COMMUNITY LOG IN located on the middle of the page (not the Log in button on the top-right of the page)
  • Make sure you have cleared your browsing history, temporary files, cookies and/or cache and restart your browser, even if you’ve already done so recently. To learn how, see Browser requirements and troubleshooting tips.
  • We have found that Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome often works best as the browser.
  • Passwords must be at least 14 characters in length and include one uppercase letter, one lowercase letter and one number or special character. Passwords cannot be reused. Passwords expire every 90 days.

If you still require assistance after following our troubleshooting guide above, you can reset your password using the Forgot Password? link on the log-in page, provided you know your username, or email ORPTS at

New Judicial case

We’ve added Matter of Trump Vil. Section 4, Inc. v Tax Commn. of the City of N.Y. to New Judicial cases.