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2016 property tax credit checks

Update: My neighbor received a property tax credit check. Will I receive one?  
If you’re a homeowner receiving a STAR benefit, and your locality kept its tax increases under the tax cap, we’ll automatically send you a check for your property tax freeze and relief credits. You don’t need to take any action or call; we’re continuing to send checks.

We’re continuing to mail more than 2 million property tax credit checks to provide direct relief for qualifying New York State homeowners. Generally, if you’re eligible for the property tax freeze credit and the property tax relief credit, we’ll automatically mail you a single check.

Both programs require your local taxing jurisdictions to comply with the property tax cap.* In addition, to qualify you must currently receive a STAR benefit. (Please note: If you qualified for the STAR credit this year, you will receive that check separately from the credits described below.)

* New York City is not subject to the tax cap. For this reason, city residents are not eligible for the property tax freeze or property tax relief credits. If you are a New York City homeowner or renter, you may, however, be eligible for the New York City enhanced real property tax credit.