The New York State Department of Taxation says an alarmingly low number of home
owners have re-registered for their STAR property tax exemption this year.

Chenango and Broome county area Assemblyman Cliff Crouch is urging all
eligible homeowners to take the time to re-register for the STAR tax break.

The state says widespread fraud and abuse of the system led them to
require residents to re-register for the program by the end of December.
The rule applies only to basic STAR recipients because the enhanced
system is for those homeowners who are over 65. They already have to
re-apply each year.