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STAR sign-up snafu is par for the course

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It’s hard to know whether the tens of thousands of New Yorkers who apparently haven’t re-registered for their STAR exemption are waiting until the last minute (the end of this month), or simply haven’t heard that they’re supposed to. We’d like to think it’s more procrastination than ignorance, but either way it seems likely that a good number of New Yorkers who’ve been getting relief on their school tax bills amounting to hundreds of dollars ...


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sammey
December 8, 2013
8:30 a.m.

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"Clearly, the state has a financial interest in taxpayers not getting their STAR"
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"the state will save anywhere from one-third to one-fifth of the program’s current $3.2 billion cost"
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WHO IS "THE STATE" ??__NOT WE TAXPAYERS !!__"STAR" IS NOTHING MORE THAN A PIECE OF CRAP (just like the LOTTERY) CREATED BY THE LIGISLATURE (sewer of rats) IN ALBANY AND WE ARE THE BLAME THEY CONTINUE TO BE RE-ELECTED !!!!!

gina99
December 8, 2013
2:20 p.m.

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What snafu? Too many are abusing the STAR exemptions that are supposed to be limited solely to one owner occupied property. There are prominent local examples of those that think they can abuse the system. The "shell game" is keeping thousands of New Yorkers in their homes despite confiscatory taxes. Maybe the Gazette wants more than the current 1,000 Schenectady City tax foreclosures? The only shell game is blaming State mandates on the local refusal to budget and eliminate useless programs.

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