Taxpayers have until January 22 to apply for a STAR tax rebate and need to get their applications into the state Tax Department by filing form DTF-178.
Anyone who has not received a rebate and feels that they are entitled to one can obtain the form from the Tax Department website www.nystax.gov, or calling the toll-free number 1-877-678-2769, or visit their local assessor’s office. The form must be signed by the local assessor to verify that the taxpayer is entitled to a STAR rebate.
Assemblywoman Sandy Galef, Chair of the Real Property Tax Committee, said: “The program has been very successful and I urge everyone to be sure that they participate in the program if they are qualified.”
If you have questions contact Assemblywoman Galef at 914-941-1111 or the staff of the Real Property Tax Committee at 518-455-4311.