How do you calculate your income for STAR?

Calculate your income for STAR by doing the following:

  • IRS Form 1040: Adjusted Gross Income (line 11) minus the taxable portion of IRA distributions (line 4b)
  • NYS Form IT-201: Federal adjusted gross income (line 19) minus taxable portion of IRA distributions (line 9)

If you were not required to file a tax return, you will need the following information for all property owners: documentation of total wages, salaries, and tips; taxable interest income and dividends; unemployment compensation; total pensions and annuities; Social Security benefits and other income.

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1. What if the state requests more information or denies my eligibility?
2. How do you calculate your income for STAR?
3. How do you apply for or switch to the STAR credit?