STAR Scam

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo released a statement on Thursday warning homeowners about a STAR program scam that is attempting to charge a fee to re-register for property tax exemptions. According to Cuomo property owners are receiving letters with an offer to enroll them in the STAR program, but for a fee that equals the same price as what the recipient would receive through STAR. The Governor stated that he wanted to make it clear that the STAR program is free for the primary residence of all homeowners with a yearly income of under $500,000, and they should not fall for any letter or call that requests a fee. The deadline for enrollment is December 31, to re-register call 518-457-2036 or visit www.tax.ny.gov.

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