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Florida Residency and the Often Overlooked New York STAR Exemption

If you are a homeowner in New York State, you are undoubtedly aware of the Basic STAR Exemption Program, which provides you with a real property tax break.

Perhaps now you are retired and have moved to Florida (or some other warmer state) or are thinking about moving to Florida while keeping your former New York residence as your summer home. If so, it is critical that you take affirmative steps to remove yourself from the Basic STAR Exemption Program or you may lose your Florida Homestead exemption and possibly incur other penalties.

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