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Report: Hundreds of STAR rebate checks from 2016 still haven't been cashed

Report: Hundreds of STAR rebate checks from 2016 still haven't been cashed

October 11, 2017 05:38 PM

More than a thousand STAR rebate checks mailed out last year haven't been cashed, according to a Syracuse.com report.

In 2016, the state switched from up-front exemptions on tax bills to mailing out checks to new homeowners. Most checks are worth about $750.

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The New York Tax Department says the checks could have been mistaken for junk mail, thrown in the trash or just lost. The state did send out follow-up letters in July, the report says. And if the checks aren't cashed by March 2018, the money will be forwarded to the comptroller's unclaimed funds division -- which means a slightly lengthier process to get your cash.

If you are a homeowner, and you think you missed your check, you can check with the tax department by calling (518)457-2036.

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