ALBANY, N.Y.--Homeowners statewide will start getting letters this week about re-applying for the basic school tax assessment relief (STAR) exemption.
STAR exempts the first $30,000 of a home's value from school taxes for 2.6 million people.
This year's state budget requires people to reapply so the state can weed out illegal recipients.
This does not affect seniors who get the Enhanced STAR exemption.
Those who make less than $500,000 as a family are eligible for STAR.
Applications are due December 31, 2013.