Don't throw that mail away from New York State. It could be work big bucks.
The Tax Department has started mailing letters to local homeowners about the STAR rebate check.
Unlike last year, eligible homeowners have to apply this year.
The mailing to Genesee, Monroe, Orleans and Wyoming counties began Monday and will continue through next week.
Letters to other eligible homeowners throughout the rest of the state continues regionally beginning August 27 and runs through the end of September.
Seniors 65-years or older who receive the enhanced STAR exemption do not need to apply. These homeowners get their STAR rebate checks automatically.
For more information, you can call 1-877-6-STAR-NY or click here.