NY blocks more than 10K STAR rebate checks

WHECTV
Created: October 07, 2020 04:57 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — New York has blocked more than 10,000 STAR rebate checks.

According to state tax records, those homeowners never paid their property taxes. The legislature passed a new law in the state budget this year that blocks rebates for people who don't pay.

Currently, Syracuse.com reports the state has blocked more than $5 million dollars in tax breaks.

Before the law, the state did not check to see if people actually paid their taxes before handing out rebates.

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