Long Islanders must reapply for STAR rebates

Residents have mixed feelings about a reapplication process to receive tax rebates. ?If we're owed it, they should just give it to us,? says Plainview resident David Schwartz. State officials say Long

News 12 Staff

Jul 4, 2007, 2:35 AM

Updated 6,229 days ago

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Residents have mixed feelings about a reapplication process to receive tax rebates.
?If we're owed it, they should just give it to us,? says Plainview resident David Schwartz.
State officials say Long Island residents waiting for their STAR rebates need to reapply. State Senator Carl Marcellino (R-Syosset) says he thinks forms should be sent to homes by August.
Other residents say they don?t mind the extra paperwork, but don?t completely understand why they need to fill out more forms.
?I would fill it out if it means getting more money,? says Vince Kreyling of Hicksville. ?I don't know why they don't want to leave it the way it is.?
Politicians? feelings are mixed as well on the forms that could provide possible paperwork logjams in Albany.
?We don?t know how complicated it will be cause no one has seen them yet,? says Marcellino.
Others, like Governor Eliot Spitzer, see the process as necessary. Spitzer says the forms will make sure middle class families get ?a bigger piece of the pie.?
Approximately 3 million New Yorkers will have to go through the process. State officials say most can expect rebates double the amount the received last fall.


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