How Do You Get Into the Enhanced STAR Program?

How Do You Get Into the Enhanced STAR Program?

To be eligible for the Enhanced STAR program, New York homeowners must be age 65 or older and have an annual income of $83,300 or less. The home must be the taxpayer's primary residence and may be a house, condominium, co-op, apartment, farm house or manufactured home.

The Enhanced STAR program exempts homeowners from school district tax liability on the first $65,300 of the value of their primary residence. In cases in which the homeowner owns an entire mixed-use building, such as an apartment building where tenants rent units, the benefits of the Enhanced STAR program apply only to the portion of the building occupied by the owner.