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New York State Tax Department announces direct deposit option for STAR credit recipients statewide


Mon, May 13th 2024 04:00 pm

Tax Department also launches new homeowner benefit portal for STAR applicants & recipients

Submitted by the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance announced School Tax Relief (STAR) credit recipients can now enroll to have their STAR credit payments direct deposited into their bank accounts. New York’s STAR program provides property tax relief to eligible homeowners.

The new direct deposit option will enable eligible STAR credit recipients to get their STAR credits without having to wait for and cash a check. Eligible school taxpayers who enroll in the direct deposit program can expect to receive their STAR credit before the deadline for school taxes in their school district. To get started, homeowners can visit STAR credit direct deposit.

“STAR credit direct deposit is the fastest and easiest way to receive your STAR credit payment,” said New York State Department of Taxation and Finance Acting Commissioner Amanda Hiller. “The statewide launch of this program builds on a successful pilot of the program in Nassau and Suffolk counties last year. It works hand-in-hand with other changes we’re making to improve the STAR program for homeowners.”

New homeowner benefit portal

Homeowners will be able to enroll in the STAR credit direct deposit program through a new homeowner benefit portal within the Tax Department’s secure online services system. Homeowners will also be able to use the homeowner benefit portal to register for STAR and to manage their STAR benefits easily and efficiently. Homeowners can use this portal to:

√ Register for STAR

√ Enroll in STAR credit direct deposit

√ Check the status of their property tax registrations

√ Switch to the STAR credit

√ View, edit or close their registrations

√ Ensure their information is accurate and complete

√ Take action to resolve issues

For instructions to access the portal, visit homeowner benefit portal.

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