If you are age 65 or older, or disabled, and have been a New Jersey resident for at least one year, you may be eligible for an annual $250 property tax deduction.
You also may qualify if you are a surviving spouse or civil union partner.
Eligibility Requirements and Income Guidelines
You must be age 65 or older, or disabled (with a Physician’s Certificate or Social Security document) as of December 31 of the pretax year.
To qualify, you must:
Eligibility Requirements for Surviving Spouse/ Civil Union Partner
You may be eligible for the deduction when your spouse passes away .
To qualify you must:
Acceptable Documentation (Documentary Proofs)
How to Apply
File Form PTD and all documentary proofs with your local assessor or tax collector.
You will have to file Form PD5 with your tax collector every year, on or before March 1, to maintain the deduction.
How to Appeal if Your Application Is Denied
If your application is denied, you can file an appeal with the County Board of Taxation. File Form A-1 on or before April 1 following the denial.
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