The New York State School Tax Relief Program (STAR) provides homeowners with two types of partial exemptions from school property taxes. If you earn less than $500,000 and own and live in your home, you’re probably eligible for the STAR exemption. There are two types of STAR exemptions: Basic and Enhanced.

Basic STAR

• Basic STAR is available for owner-occupied, primary residences where the resident owner's and spouse's income is less than $500,000.

• The Basic STAR application is available at the Assessor's office and for download after October 1st, 2015. Basic STAR Application.

NEW PROPERTY OWNERS (Ownership after 3/1/15 and this is the first time the new property owner is applying for the Basic STAR exemption on this newly purchased property):

STAR applications for homeowners in this category for the 2016/17 tax year (December 1, 2016 to November 30, 2017 tax bill) must be made to the Town of Huntington Assessor’s Office prior to March 1, 2016. The application for homeowner’s in this category can be downloaded here, Basic STAR Application or obtained by visiting the Assessor’s Office at Huntington Town Hall after October 1st, 2015.


Enhanced STAR

• Enhanced STAR provides an increased benefit for the primary residences of senior citizens (age 65 and older).

• For the 2016/2017 tax year (December 1, 2016 to November 30, 2017 tax bill) qualifying incomes of less than $84,550.

• The Enhanced STAR application and instruction sheets will be available after October 1st, 2015. Enhanced STAR Application. Enhanced STAR Instruction Sheet. Or you can pick up an application at the Town Assessor’s Office (Room 100) Town Hall, 100 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743, after October 1st, 2015.

Note: Enhanced STAR exemption applications must be filed with the Assessor’s Office on or before March 1, 2016.


STAR exemptions apply only to School District taxes, not to other taxes such as county, town or special districts.