Gov. Cuomo warns of deceptive STAR program solicitors

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ALBANY, N.Y. — Governor Cuomo
is advising taxpayers to beware of solicitors attempting to charge a fee for a
free tax exemption program.

The governor says new homeowners
have been receiving letters offering to enroll them in the school tax relief,
or STAR, program
for a substantial fee.

Enrollment in the program
is free for New York residents, and Gov. Cuomo says it can save homeowners
hundreds if not thousands of dollars a year.

Homeowners have until December 31, 2013 to register by telephone or online. Register online at www.tax.ny.gov or register by phone by calling #518-457-2036.

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