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Old 03-07-2013, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Massapequa Park
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Some potentially rare good news regarding taxes...Increased child tax credits and the return of the STAR rebate checks. This could take the sting out of the recent 10% school tax increase many of us in Nassau just got hit with. Skelos and Senate GOP are looking to give middle-class residents a tax break.

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Under the GOP proposal, the maximum child tax credit would be raised from $330 to $375 and provide an additional $500 child tax credit per family.

The Family Tax Relief Act would also restore the New York State School Tax Relief Program, or STAR, property tax rebate checks that were eliminated in 2009. A restoration of this program would provide approximately $1.3 billion in tax relief to families and seniors, according to Senate Republicans.
Senate GOP bill would increase middle class tax credits, restore STAR rebate checks
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:22 PM
 
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Childless with no STAR (couldn't qualify)- any tax breaks in the works for childless po' working stiffs like me?
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Massapequa Park
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Childless with no STAR (couldn't qualify)- any tax breaks in the works for childless po' working stiffs like me?
Why couldn't you qualify for STAR?
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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Childless with no STAR (couldn't qualify)- any tax breaks in the works for childless po' working stiffs like me?
My husband and I do not qualify for the child credit either. We go get STAR though. Sucks how we are paying up through the nose to live here and we dont have any kids in the schools.
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:41 PM
 
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The basic STAR program is for all homeowner that make under 500k ,,,, I think?


http://www.tax.ny.gov/pit/property/star/index.htm
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:43 PM
 
Location: bellmore
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so are we actually getting checks mailed to us or reduce off our taxes ????
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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The basic STAR program is for all homeowner that make under 500k ,,,, I think?

Yes! As long as it's your primary residence...
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:24 PM
 
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I am confused. Doesn't the STAR rebate usually just get deducted from our taxes that we pay? Is this something different?
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:17 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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I am confused. Doesn't the STAR rebate usually just get deducted from our taxes that we pay? Is this something different?

The reduction of your RE taxes is via the STAR exemption. The rebate is via check and the amount varies (it's also not nearly as much as the exemption).
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:53 AM
 
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The reduction of your RE taxes is via the STAR exemption. The rebate is via check and the amount varies (it's also not nearly as much as the exemption).
So how do you find out if you qualify to receive this rebate?
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