Senator Kemp Hannon
6th District New York
Curbing Property Taxes in New York


New York has the highest property taxes in the country.  The Legislature has worked hard with the Governor to lower the burden for families.  Take a look at five property-tax initiatives that can help you and your family:


Star Rebate

New York’s STAR program provides a partial exemption from school taxes for many homeowners who earn less than $500,000

The Enhanced STAR program provides an additional tax break for seniors with incomes of $83,000 or less

Family Tax Relief Credit

A tax credit provided to residents who have children under 17 and an adjusted gross income between $40,000 and $300,000. 

Credits of $350 were mailed out last year, and more are expected this year and next

Property-Tax Freeze 

If your local government stays under the property-tax cap and your income is $500,000 or less, you are eligible for this tax break
This year, rebate checks will range from $200 upstate and $580 in the suburbs and will include the growth in property taxes for schools and local governments

Property-Tax Cap

Limits the growth in property taxes, requiring schools and localities to seek an override to exceed the cap

The cap has been below 2% growth for the last few years and is set to expire in 2016

Tax-Rebate Checks 

The Legislature is working with the Governor on a property-tax-rebate plan that would benefit middle-class homeowners and renters



If you have any questions, please feel free to call my office at 516-739-1700.  We will be happy to guide you through the process of receiving eligible rebates and we can answer any questions you may have. 


Please visit the Department of Fianncial Services website for more information.


District Office
595 Stewart Avenue, Suite 540
Garden City, NY 11530
Albany Office
420 State Capitol Bldg.
Albany, NY 12247