DeRiggi-Whitton sponsors tax program workshop

DeRiggi-Whitton sponsors tax program workshop
1- Jackson Avenue School celebrated the grand opening of their “Learning Garden” with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by students, teachers and administrators on May 21. Photos courtesy of Mineola School District

Nassau County’s STAR (School Tax Relief Program) Program offers property tax discounts to qualifying homeowners. County Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton is sponsoring a STAR workshop on Monday, July 30. Representatives of the county’s Department of Assessment will meet one-on-one with attendees during this event, which will be held at the Port Washington Public Library from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Even homeowners who have previously applied for STAR discounts should consider attending, especially if their situations have changed. Discounts may be available to homeowners who fall into one or more of the following categories: death of a spouse, change in income, veterans, volunteer firefighter, ambulance worker, limited income disability or home improvement exemptions.

Enhanced STAR applications will also be processed for homeowners over age 65 who are already enrolled in the STAR Program prior to January 2, 2015.

“Many homeowners do not realize how easy filing is,” DeRiggi-Whitton said. “This workshop makes the process so simple.”

The deadline to apply for the 2019 – 2020 tax year is Dec. 31, 2018. Note that first-time new homeowners wishing to apply for a STAR exemption need to register with New York State instead of Nassau County.

Be sure to bring copies of your deed and 2017 Federal/NYS Income Tax Return(s). For more information, contact Leg. DeRiggi-Whitton’s office at 516-571-6211 or [email protected].

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