What is STAR?
STAR is the New York State School Tax Relief program that provides an exemption on a portion of school property taxes or a check to new home owners or first time applicants. The property must be used as your primary residence and your income cannot exceed $250,000 (new in 2019) for the Exemption Program and $500,000 for the STAR Check Program.
Enhanced STAR is available for homeowners who meet the age and income requirements.
The Department of Taxation and Finance has additional information on the STAR Program.