2018 STAR Credit Implementation Guide for Local Governments and School Districts
The STAR credit program provides eligible property owners with a tax credit to help pay their property taxes. New homeowners register with the Department of Taxation and Finance to receive a STAR credit check rather than apply to local assessors for the STAR property tax exemption.
Local assessors, county real property tax (RPT) directors, school tax bill processors, school district officials, and the Tax Department are all committed to ensuring eligible homeowners receive timely and accurate credit checks.
This guide provides these participants with instructions, an overview of the process, action timelines, and contact information. Instructions are included for:
Assessors and county RPT directors
- Transmit your tentative and final assessment rolls to the Tax Department
- Send the mobile home and co-op spreadsheets to the Tax Department
- Standardize the STAR exemption naming conventions
- Update your roll file with STAR credit recipients
School tax bill processors
- Apply the STAR credit guidelines to your tax billing process
- Confirm that the STAR exemption naming conventions are standardized on the tax bill extracts
School district officials
- Send your school tax rates to the Tax Department
- Send your school tax bill data to the Tax Department
It’s critical that we receive files timely to avoid delays in issuing the checks. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for help if you have any questions, or if you’re having difficulties meeting the requirements. Working together, we can achieve our common goal of timely and accurate STAR credit checks for the homeowners in your communities.
- Step-by-step guide to the STAR credit process
- Contact information for local officials
- Timelines for local officials:
- Printable webinar presentation
- Recorded webinar for assessors and county RPT directors (45 mins.)
- Recorded webinar for school officials (38 mins.)