Assemblyman Giglio Assemblyman
reminds you:
"Don’t miss this chance to reduce your school taxes!"

The School Tax Relief (STAR) program provides a partial exemption from school taxes for owner-occupied, primary residences.

  • A Basic STAR exemption is available for all homeowners, regardless of age or income.

  • If you are 65 years of age or will be turning 65 this year and your annual household adjusted gross income does not exceed $66,050, you may qualify for the Enhanced STAR exemption.

Joe Giglio
Fighting To
Lower Your Property Taxes
photo Assemblyman Giglio discusses ways to reduce the tax burden with local seniors.

Assemblyman Giglio
Supports These Proposals To Lower Your Taxes
photo Assemblyman Giglio explains the details of STAR Excelsior.

STAR Excelsior

Since the STAR program’s 1997 inception, the standard exemption has not changed, though most home values have greatly increased. The current Basic STAR exemption is $30,000, while Enhanced STAR provides qualified senior citizens with $50,000 exemptions.

STAR Excelsior would provide $1.3 billion in tax relief by increasing the exemption in an effort to lower property taxes and recognize median home value increases.

Cap Tax Levies

Due to unfunded state mandates (programs required by the state but paid for by localities), municipal and school district tax levies often increase every year. I’m working to stop unfunded mandates, but we also need to cap local tax levy increases so homeowners can afford to stay in their homes.

Capping municipal and school district tax levies at the rate of inflation would ensure property and school taxes remain in check.

Property Taxes On The Rise house graph

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Mail to:

550 Legislative Office Building
Albany, NY 12248
(518) 455-5241

700 West State Street
Olean, NY 14760
(716) 373-7103

Seniors usually must submit annual income verification forms and copies of income tax returns to their local assessors to receive Enhanced STAR. However, the state Office of Real Property Tax Services provides an alternative. By completing Real Property Tax Form RP 425-IVP and submitting it to their local tax assessor, seniors won’t have to file for Enhanced STAR each year.

To obtain the necessary forms, visit the state Office of Real Property Services Web site at or see your local assessor. For more information, contact Assemblyman Joe Giglio’s office at (716) 373-7103.

The filing period for Enhanced STAR ends March 1 in most jurisdictions.

Assemblyman Giglio

550 Legislative Office Building
Albany, NY 12248
(518) 455-5241

700 West State Street
Olean, NY 14760
(716) 373-7103