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State set to stop STAR scofflaws

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Weeding out duplicate filings for the state’s basic School Tax Relief exemption has been next to impossible for local assessors. Residents applying for exempt status in one community could easily — or mistakenly — register for it in another municipality. But with local assessors’ offices usually short on resources and lacking any sort of enforcement capabilities, finding the double-dippers is no easy task, said John Macejka Jr., the assessor for the town of Rotterdam. “How ...

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August 21, 2013
3:12 p.m.

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I just thought of this: several homes around here are summer places, but the owners live out of state, maybe NJ, maybe CT. I'm guessing they will just keep getting away with it!