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03/20/2017   Processing Homestead Benefit Tax Credits
02/23/2017   2016 Delinquent Tax Letter
08/10/2016   Toll-Free Number Change

Processing Homestead Benefit Tax Credits - 03/20/2017

Municipalities should start processing and mailing 2nd quarter 2017 adjusted tax bills for recipients of 2014 Homestead Benefit Credits. Tax collection vendors have received the files for their review and distribution. Please contact them to proceed with this process. Tax Collectors can login to their myNJ / GovConnect account and access a (PDF) verification form named "2017 Homestead Benefit Credits" that is posted in the Tax Collector Document Library. The information on the PDF should be reconciled to the information received from the vendor to ensure that all the eligible properties are correctly credited. With the release of the homestead benefit adjusted tax bills, collectors are reminded that homestead credits that have been applied to properties for the second (May 2017) quarter are not to be transferred or otherwise altered due to change in homeownership. It has been determined that the Homestead Benefit Credit information can be treated as public information, once adjusted tax bills are produced. This means that normal business rules and public records policies apply. If you have any questions, please contact Pat Turin at 609-292-6858 or pat.turin@dca.nj.gov or Margaret Saharic at 609-984-4185 or margaret.saharic@dca.nj.gov.   

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2016 Delinquent Tax Letter - 02/23/2017

Municipal Tax Collectors have been sent a memo regarding the Homestead Property Tax Credit Act that requires them to provide the Division of Taxation with a list of property taxpayers in their district who are delinquent in the payment of their property taxes for the preceding year. (N.J.S.A. 54:4-8.64) THIS LIST MUST BE SUBMITTED NO LATER THAN June 1, 2017. For any QUESTIONS regarding the submission of your delinquency list, please contact the Division's Homestead Benefit Program Analyst, Amy Martin, at (609) 292-8383 or amy.martin@treas.nj.gov.

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Toll-Free Number Change - 08/10/2016

The Division of Taxation has DISCONTINUED using the toll-free phone number (888) 213-8623 for the Homestead Benefit (Tenant) Program. Tax Collectors have been advised to check their municipal website and any printed handouts and remove all references to that number. Questions from taxpayers pertaining to the Homestead Benefit Program should be directed to (888) 238-1233 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding State holidays.

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