Suffolk County, NY - February 19th, 2016 - Suffolk County Legislator Rob Trotta would like to remind residents who are seniors, veterans or disabled to apply for the Enhanced STAR property tax exemption by March 1st.
This is in addition to the basic STAR that most people receive, unless their income is over the allowable limit. Information about this exemption is on the back of your tax bill.
The application for Enhanced STAR is available from the Town Assessors Office. In Smithtown it is located at Town Hall, 99 West Main Street or call 360-7560. Huntington residents can obtain an application from the Huntington Assessors Office at Town Hall, 100 Main Street or by calling 631-351-3226.
There are specific age and income requirements that must be met to be eligible, and certain documents have to be provided. Furthermore, if a person is already receiving the Enhanced STAR, he or she must renew annually by filing their latest tax return as required by State law with the Town by March 1st.
“Since most seniors live on a fixed income, I think it is important to remind them to apply for the Enhanced STAR exemption,” said Legislator Rob Trotta.
About Legislator Robert Trotta
Legislator Robert Trotta represents the 13th Legislative District, which includes Smithtown, Fort Salonga, Kings Park, San Remo, Nissequogue, Head of the Harbor, and St. James, as well as most of East Northport and parts of Northport and Commack.
Legislator Trotta serves on the Legislature’s Economic Development, Environment, Planning & Agriculture, Health, Public Works, Transportation & Energy, and Ways & Means Committees.