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We need more information to determine your eligibility to receive the Enhanced STAR exemption

If you received this letter (Form RP-425-RR), we need information about the relationship of the owners to one another to determine whether you are eligible for the Enhanced STAR property tax exemption.

For purposes of the Enhanced STAR exemption, all of the property owners must be at least 65 years of age as of December 31 of the year of exemption, except where the property is owned by a married couple or by siblings. If the property is owned by a married couple or siblings, only one of the owners needs to be age 65 by the year of exemption. The age-eligible spouse or sibling must own and primarily reside at the property.

What to do next

Within five business days, call the New York State Tax Department at the telephone number on your letter to provide us with the additional information we need to determine your eligibility.

If you do not respond

If you do not call us to provide the necessary information, you will not receive the Enhanced STAR exemption. We will send you a letter denying your claim for the Enhanced STAR benefit. However, you may receive the Basic STAR exemption as long as you are otherwise eligible.

For more information about eligibility for the STAR program 

See our STAR resource center.