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Property owners, pay attention! Tax exemption reminders are coming

Property owners, pay attention! Tax exemption reminders are coming

Reminder letters go out this week for property owners to re-register for tax exemptions through the state’s STAR program.

The exemption is open for a property owner’s primary residence, and according to Tompkins County Assessment Director Jay Franklin, there are plenty of people eligible.

“Across the state, there’s about 2.6 million recipients, and in Tompkins County alone, there’s about 19,500 people that are eligible for the exemption,” says Franklin.

Registration letters are heading out to all property owners who received the STAR exemption on the 2013 assessment role.

You have until November 30th to re-register. If you don’t, you’ll see your tax bill go up anywhere from 500 to 600 dollars on average.

 

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