DA AND TOWNS TO ANNOUNCE TAX FRAUD SWEEP

FROM DA’S OFFICE

Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Zugibe and Rockland County town supervisors will announce a major initiative designed to eliminate sweeping fraud and abuse of the New York State STAR program.

A recent audit of local homeowners has identified hundreds of cases of improperly or fraudulently claimed STAR exemptions in each of Rockland’s five towns.

Suspected misuse and those who knowingly “double-dip” STAR exemptions cost New York taxpayers millions each year and will be targeted.