Updated: 10/07/2013 6:25 AM
Created: 10/07/2013 2:11 AM WHEC.com
Governor Andrew Cuomo says more than a million homeowners in New York have applied for school district tax exemptions in the past six weeks.
The STAR exemptions for primary homes have been around for years, but the state is requiring new applications this year after tax officials found that thousands of people with multiple properties were receiving more than one exemption.
Homeowners with annual incomes under $500,000 can register at www.tax.ny.gov or they can call 518-457-2036.
The registration deadline is December 31.
Basic STAR exemptions save New York homeowners $700 every year on average.
Seniors receiving Enhanced STAR are not affected.
To register, click here. You can also register by phone at 518-457-2036.