The NYS Department of Taxation and Finance recently began mailing nearly three million checks for the 2022 homeowner tax rebate credit (HTRC) to eligible New Yorkers. The credit provides direct property tax relief in the form of checks to eligible homeowners. The amount of the credit will depend on your home’s location, your income, and whether you receive Basic or Enhanced STAR (School Tax Relief).
To be eligible, you must have qualified for a 2022 STAR credit or exemption, had income that was less than or equal to $250,000 for the 2020 income tax year, and a school tax liability for the 2022–2023 school year that is more than your 2022 STAR benefit.
Checks will be automatically mailed to eligible homeowners. You do not need to take any action unless you are sent a letter requesting additional information. Most homeowners will receive their checks in June. In a small percentage of cases, tax information is needed from school districts that is not available until later in the summer.
Regardless, homeowners can expect to receive their checks before the due date for school taxes. For more information, visit https://www.tax.ny.gov/.