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Stirpe: Middle-class families need tax relief now

Al Stirpe

by Al Stirpe

With tax season upon us, many local families must deal with the annual stress and headaches that come with New York State’s heavy tax burden. Unfortunately, changes made last year to the state’s School Tax Relief (STAR) program overburdened some homeowners even more.

Many of my constituents have expressed frustration with the STAR Credit program, which applies to new homeowners. The program substitutes an upfront reduction in school tax bills with rebate checks. These checks were supposed to reach eligible homeowners (more…)

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