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Division of Taxation

Affordable New Jersey Communities for Homeowners and Renters (ANCHOR)

This program provides property tax relief to New Jersey residents who own or rent property in New Jersey as their principal residence and meet certain income limits. The current filing season for the ANCHOR benefit is based on 2020 residency, income, and age.

ANCHOR benefit filing season is under way. Check the status of your benefit.

If you received an "ANCHOR Benefit Confirmation Letter " and did not make any updates to your application by September 30, 2023, no further changes can be made to your application at this time.

Payments will be issued on a rolling basis. Most applicants can expect to receive their payment approximately 90 days after filing the application, unless we request additional information to process your claim.

Filing Deadline

You have until Friday, December 29, 2023, to file an application.

How to Apply

Taxpayers who received a green or purple filing packet should follow the instructions in the packet to apply for their benefit. If you meet the qualifications for the benefit based on 2020 residency, income, and age eligibility - but you did not receive a packet from us - you may still apply for the program.

Homeowners. Most homeowners may file online or by phone with an identification number (ID) and PIN. However, if you bought your home in 2020, altered your deed, or had certain life changes such as a divorce or death of a spouse, you must file an application by mail.

Renters. Renters may file using the online option. They do not need an ID and PIN

Scam Alert

Scammers often send you texts or emails to steal your identity. We will never initiate a text exchange to request personally identifiable information regarding your ANCHOR benefit. Contact us directly before providing personal information in response to communications you receive claiming to be related to the ANCHOR program. Visit our Scams page for more information.

Last Updated: Friday, 12/01/23