Janet L. Duprey announced that the deadline for the state’s STAR (School Tax Relief Exemption) local property tax rebate application is this Monday, January 22, 2007.
According to the state Department of Taxation and Finance website: “Over 3.3 million eligible homeowners have been sent a STAR rebate check from the State of New York for a portion of their local property taxes. All automatically issued rebate checks have been mailed. If you believe you are eligible for a STAR rebate, but have not received a check, you need to file a STAR Local Property Tax Rebate application.”
Assemblywoman Duprey (R,I,C-Peru) stated that the correct form to file is Form DTF-178. This form and its instructions are available on the state Department of Taxation and Finance website www.state.ny.us. See the website service bars “Tax Information,” then “Property Taxes,” then “STAR Rebate.”
This form must be certified by your local or town assessor as well. For more information in Clinton County, contact the Real Property Tax Office at (518) 565-4760. In Franklin County, contact Real Property Tax Services at (518) 481-1610. In the Town of St. Armand, call the Sole Assessor at (518) 891-0436.
Copies of Form DTF-178 are also available at the Assemblywoman’s District Office, 176 U.S. Oval, Suite 1000, Plattsburgh, NY 12903, phone (518) 562-1986, during regular business hours.