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      Attention NY homeowners: 15 days to register for STAR exemption

      The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance wants to remind homeowners that there are only 15 days left to register for the Basic STAR property tax exemption. The deadline is December 31.

      More than two million homeowners have already registered. According to the state tax department, the registration helps Governor Cuomo's 2013-2014 budget initiative to save taxpayers millions of dollars by eliminating inappropriate exemptions.

      The Basic STAR exemption is available on the primary residence of homeowners with an income of less than $500,000.

      To register for the Basic STAR exemption, you can visit www.tax.ny.gov or call 518-457-2036.