I am normally in the office on Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. However, on occasion I may be delayed for field reviews, etc., Therefore, to avoid a wasted trip, call 518-828-0368.
Additionally, if you have an address change, I am responsible to see that it is correctly entered for all future tax bills. Changes can be made by phone or email. However, I can not remove an owners name without substantial proof. Have a problem? Come see me. You may not leave happy, but, you wont leave mad.
Peter H Ostrander IAO, Sole Assessor
Tuesday & Thursday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. & by appointment.
Many of you have probably heard about changes to the STAR exemption processing coming for the 2014 Assessment Roll and I've been told that many of you have received phone calls from taxpayers about it as well.
Any NEW Basic STAR exemption applications for the 2013 Assessment Roll/2013-2014 School Tax Roll had to be submitted to the Assessors by March 1, 2013. For this year's 2013 Assessment Roll there is NO change to the usual process.
However, pursuant to new legislation anyone that has a Basic STAR exemption on the 2013 Assessment Roll will be MANDATED to REAPPLY for that exemption with the NYS Dept. of Tax & Finance prior to April 1st of 2014 if they want to keep that Basic STAR exemption. Taxpayers will be receiving a mailing from the NYS Dept. of Tax & Finance about this. This will impact the 2014 Assessment Roll and the 2014-2015 School Taxes.
Questions about the new legislation, please call the State's STAR registration telephone line at: 518-457-2036.
From what I have been told, this new legislation will NOT impact senior citizens that have the ENHANCED STAR exemption.