Assemblyman Andrew Raia (R,C,I,WF-East Northport) is reminding residents that the application deadline for the Middle Class STAR rebate program has been extended to December 31, 2007.
The extension was enacted to accommodate the nearly 60,000 Suffolk County homeowners who received their application information letter late due to a mailing error. The unanticipated delay would have led homeowners to miss the original deadline, Nov. 30.
“I am pleased that the state Legislature has taken steps to rectify this mistake. Homeowners should not be denied their right to a tax rebate because of a bureaucratic error. Residents who have not yet filed should take advantage of the extended deadline and file immediately,” said Raia.
Filing on-line is the quickest way to receive a rebate check. To file the application, you will need the STAR code, names, Social Security numbers, and the 2005 Income Tax filing information for all resident property owners and their spouses.
Residents who have not yet received their Basic STAR application can get an application at the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance’s web site at http://www.tax.state.ny.us/star/2007/default.htm. For additional information, call (877) 678-2769.