Request for 2022-2023 school tax rates

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In addition to our annual request for school tax rates, don’t miss additional helpful information below.

Dear School Business Officials,


Each year we ask you to provide your school tax rates to our department as early as possible so that we can process property tax credits for the homeowners in your district. This year, we are also highlighting some additional online information that may be helpful to you and the residents of your school district.


Please provide your 2022-2023 tax rates by August 15

If your school district issues tax bills on or around September 1. Please provide us with your 2022-2023 tax rates by Monday, August 15 so that we can begin calculating STAR and homeowner tax rebate credits for homeowners in your district.


If your rates will not be finalized by that date:

  • please provide us with your expected rates by August 15, and
  • include in your email the date that your board will meet to finalize the rates.

How to provide the rates

  1. Use the Tax Rate Data Spreadsheet, which includes instructions.
  2. Enter school tax rates per $1,000 of assessed value for each municipal segment in your school district, excluding the library levy, if any.
  3. Indicate if the tax rates are expected or final.
  4. Send your completed spreadsheet to

If your school tax rates will be provided by someone other than your school business official (for example, in Suffolk County, the final tax rates are provided by each town), please forward this request to the appropriate person as soon as possible.


If the rates change. If you provide expected tax rates and your final rates differ from the expected rates you provided in your spreadsheet, please send an amended spreadsheet to us.


Questions? Email


Note: In addition to this communication, our staff is reaching out via email directly to school business officials. After we receive your final tax rates, we will not contact you again on this topic. Thank you for your prompt assistance.


School districts and STAR

For more about school district roles related to STAR, see the 2022 STAR Program Implementation Guide.


Other helpful STAR links:

Equalization Rates for School Tax Apportionment

If you haven’t used our equalization rates lookup tool lately, we think it’s especially helpful for school districts. See Rates for School Apportionment.


Homeowner tax rebate credits

As you’re likely aware, homeowners have been receiving homeowner tax rebate credits in the mail. Those who are eligible and haven’t received them to date can expect to receive them between the time that school tax bills are issued and the date that school tax payments are due.


For details, see Homeowner tax rebate credit, which includes frequently asked questions and a check amount lookup.


Where to direct homeowners

  • STAR questions: 518-457-2036
  • Homeowner tax rebate credit questions: 518-453-8146