Michael Fouassier, DPA, IAO

Phone: (914) 762-8274
Fax: (914) 762-8634

16 Croton Avenue, 3rd Floor
Ossining, NY 10562

Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm due to COVID restrictions, Monday through Friday. All Town offices (except for the Town Clerk’s Office) will close at 3:15pm on Fridays from July 1st through September 1st.

STAR Exemption/Credit Info

What is STAR?

STAR is the New York State School Tax Relief program that provides an exemption, or a rebate check, on a portion of school property taxes. There are 2 types of STAR, Basic and Enhanced. Please read the information below carefully, as it will provide answers to many of your frequently asked questions.

**Message for new homeowners and homeowners who want to switch to the STAR credit**

For new homeowners who are NOT currently receiving Basic or Enhanced STAR, OR if you are currently receiving the STAR exemption but wish to switch to a STAR credit, you must apply directly with New York State Department of Taxation and Finance at https://www.tax.ny.gov/star/ (518) 457-2036. If qualified, New York State will send you a STAR credit in the form of a check, rather than a property tax exemption.

**Message for current STAR recipients**

If you are already receiving the Basic STAR exemption, there is nothing for you to do. If you currently receive the Enhanced STAR exemption, you do not have to file a renewal application with us as long as New York State Department of Taxation and Finance can continue to verify your income eligibility.

NOTE: If you are currently receiving the Basic STAR exemption and believe you qualify for the Enhanced STAR exemption, please fill out and submit the Enhanced STAR Application and required RP-425-IVP to the Assessor’s Office. Be sure to include supporting income documentation (Federal Form 1040 and NYS Form IT-201). The property must be the primary residence of at least one age-eligible owner (at least 65 years of age as of December 31 of the year of the exemption) with a total household income less than $98,700 for 2024 benefits.

Important Dates:
July 1 (Prior Year) - Valuation Date
May 1 - Taxable Status Day and Exemption Filing Deadline
June 1 - Publication of the Tentative Assessment Roll
3rd Tuesday in June - Grievance Day
September 15 - Publication of the Final Assessment Roll

Town Board Contacts

Town Supervisor:

Elizabeth R. Feldman
phone (914) 762-6001
fax (914) 762-0833

Board Members:

Jennifer Fields-Tawil
Angelo Manicchio
Gregory G. Meyer
Matthew Weiss

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