Gov. Cuomo wants to hold STAR credit cheaters accountable

New York News

The New York Governor’s Office announced a proposal to keep the School Tax Relief programs free from fraud and abuse.

The proposal would hold individuals who knowingly provide false information on STAR applications accountable by enacting a six year ban on STAR benefit eligibility.

The governor’s office says the proposal would also allow for the state to seek repayment in cases where a STAR check is inadvertently sent to someone whose primary residence was receiving a STAR exemption for the same year. 

The STAR program provides $3.4 billion in relief from school property taxes. The program is available for homeowners with incomes less than $500,000.

STAR rebate reimbursement by county


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