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September 4, 2019
Memo: STAR Changes
To: Property Owners
According to NYS Office of Real Property Tax Services you may see a change in your school tax bills. If you have always received the STAR exemption in the past but are not seeing it on your most recent bill please contact the assessor’s office for assistance.
There are a few places to check on your bill to ensure you are receiving the automatic deduction or a mailed check. When looking at the blocks located on your bill, review the Exemption block first. In that block you should see either STAR Savings or STAR Check. If you see STAR savings look further down your bill under the LEVY description and you will see STAR amount with the deduction total in parenthesis ().
EXAMPLE: Thousand Islands school should see (318.83), while LaFargeville school should see (269.00), as a savings.
If a code of 9999 STAR Check is listed that indicates NYS will be mailing a check to you as a property owner for the very first time. They will begin mailing those checks starting in September. If you receive a check before your bill is due to the school tax collector, you may sign the check over to the school district if you wish or have it applied to an escrow account.