Assemblywoman Gina L. Sillitti (D-Port Washington) highlights legislative action she took in the 2022-2023 state budget providing 2.2 billion to create the one-year Homeowners Tax Rebate Credit (HTRC) program. The program allows the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance to automatically send tax rebate checks to all eligible homeowners.
“With the ever-rising costs of groceries, utilities, rent and basic needs, I took legislative action to help pass a state budget that provides much-needed relief for our Long Island communities,” said Sillitti. “The state budget not only suspended our state’s gas tax for the rest of the year and secured funding to help residents catch up on utility bills, but it also created a critical one-year property tax rebate program for homeowners. As our state moves forward in the wake of COVID-19, it’s more important than ever to help lower costs for Long Island families.”
To be eligible, individuals must have qualified for a 2022 STAR credit or exemption, had income less than or equal to $250,000 for the 2020 tax year and a school tax liability for the 2022-2023 school year that is more than their 2022 STAR benefit. No action is needed for those who quality – Tax Rebate Credit checks are being continuously mailed through the next few months.
While the NYS Dept. of Taxation and Finance’s HTRC program calculates eligibility automatically, Sillitti encourages homeowners to learn more about the program, eligibility factors, Tax Rebate Credit total look-up tool and additional information by visiting: