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Property Tax Exemption Information


Wantagh UFSD offers the following property tax exemptions to school district residents:

  • Limited Income and Disabilities Exemption
  • Volunteer Firefighters and Ambulance Worker's Exemption
  • Senior Citizens Exemption
  • Veteran's Exemptions (Alternative, Cold War)

Although the district makes these exemptions available, the application, eligibility and administration of all assessments and exemptions for property tax purposes is administered by the Nassau County Department of Assessment. 

Residents interested in learning about these exemptions, looking up information on specific properties, exemption deadlines and any other assessment related programs, should click the link below. 

By clicking this link, you are leaving the Wantagh UFSD website and you will be redirected to the Nassau County Department of Assessment. 


The information below is maintained by the NYS Department of Taxation & Finance and is included here for reference. Wantagh UFSD does not maintain the STAR program, and as a result information below may be updated periodically. For the most up to date information on the STAR Program, please click the link below. 

The School Tax Relief (STAR) program offers property tax relief to eligible New York State homeowners.

If you are eligible and enrolled in the STAR program, you’ll receive your benefit each year in one of two ways:

  • STAR credit check. If you are registered for the STAR credit, the Tax Department will send you a STAR check in the mail each year. You can use the check to pay your school taxes. You can receive the STAR credit if you own your home and it's your primary residence and the combined income of the owners and the owners’ spouses is $500,000 or less.

  • STAR exemption: a reduction on your school tax bill. If you’ve been receiving the STAR exemption since 2015, you can continue to receive it for the same primary residence. As long as you remain eligible, you’ll see a reduction on your school tax bill for the amount of your STAR exemption. Note: The STAR exemption is no longer available to new homeowner


You are leaving the Wantagh UFSD website by clicking this link to the NYS Department of Taxation STAR program.

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