North Hanover Township
Burlington County, NJ


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Tax Deductions and Exemptions

Veterans Property Tax Deduction Application:  https://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/pdf/other_forms/lpt/vss.pdf

For information about State Property Tax Relief Programs, including eligibility criterion and potential deduction or credit amounts, please visit the Division of Taxation’s website at https://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/relief.shtml or call for Homestead Rebate information - 1-888-238-1233 or Senior Freeze information - 1800-882-6597. 

 

2021 Senior Freeze Applications
We will begin mailing 2021 applications in early March 2022.
The deadline to file the application is October 31, 2022.

Senior Freeze 2021 Eligibility Requirements


Veteran Deductions on Continuing Care Retirement Communities Information


ANCHOR – Affordable New Jersey Communities for Homeowners and Renters – property tax relief program

North Hanover residents soon will receive filing information mailers for the 2019 ANCHOR – Affordable New Jersey Communities for Homeowners and Renters – property tax relief program. The ANCHOR program replaces the Homestead Benefit program and expands the amount of property tax relief while also boosting eligibility to twice as many homeowners and including tenants, once again. The deadline for filing an ANCHOR application is Friday, December 30, 2022.

The Division will email 2019 ANCHOR program filing information to homeowners who had requested their 2019 application be sent through email when they filed their 2018 Homestead Benefit application. Eligible homeowners are encouraged to file applications online or by phone. However, some homeowners will be required to file a paper application. All eligible tenants can file online or by completing a paper application. However, we encourage online filing and tenants have no phone option. The online application, filing instructions, and paper applications can be accessed at nj.gov/taxation. The automated telephone filing system will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week during the filing period at 1 (877) 658-2972.

To be eligible, homeowners must have:
· Been a New Jersey resident; and
· Owned and occupied a home in New Jersey that was their principal residence (main home) on October 1, 2019; and
· Paid the 2019 property taxes on their main home; and
· Had 2019 New Jersey gross income of not more than $250,000

To be eligible, tenants must have:
· Been a New Jersey resident; and
· Rented and occupied an apartment or residence in New Jersey that was their principal residence (main home) on October 1, 2019; and
· Lived in a unit with its own separate kitchen and bath facilities (if the building had more than one dwelling unit); and
· Paid rent on their main home, which was subject to local property taxes; and
· Had 2019 New Jersey gross income of not more than $150,000.

Applicants will choose to receive their benefits either as a check or direct deposit.

General online information: nj.gov/treasury/taxation/anchor/index.shtml
 · Homeowners file applications by phone: 1 (877) 658-2972
 · Homeowners file applications online: nj.gov/treasury/taxation/anchor/home-file.shtml
 · Tenants file online: nj.gov/treasury/taxation/anchor/tenant.shtml
 · To ask questions: 1 (888) 238-1233
 · In-person assistance at Taxation Regional Information Centers.

For faster service, we strongly recommend making an appointment: nj.gov/treasury/taxation/contact.shtml
Text Telephone Service (TTY/TDD) for hearing-impaired users: 1 (800) 286-6613 or (609) 984-7300.
Taxation email address for ANCHOR: NJ.Anchor@treas.nj.gov.
Taxation email for general tax questions: nj.taxation@treas.nj.gov.


 

Senior Citizen's deductions and deductions for disabled persons are handled by the Tax Collector. The Tax Assessor handles Veteran's deductions and exemptions.  See NJ Treasury Website for forms.

Necessary Qualifications:

To qualify for any of the $250 deductions, a taxpayer must, as of October 1 of the pre-tax year:

  • Be legal owner of, or have a fractional interest (i.e. life rights) in, the property on which the deduction is claimed, and
  • Be a citizen and resident of New Jersey (the word resident is intended to mean that the applicant must have resided in the State of New Jersey for the 12-month period immediately preceding October 1 of the pre-tax year. The word citizen is intended to mean a citizen of New Jersey.) and
  • Reside at the property for which the application for deduction is being made, and
  • Receive (or reasonably anticipated receiving) an annual income (joint income with spouse) of $10,000 or less.

In addition to the general qualifications above, applicants for a Senior Citizen deduction must be 65 years of age on or before December 31 of the pre-tax year.

In addition to the general qualifications above, applicants for a disabled person deduction must be permanently and totally disabled (the word disabled means an inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity) as of December 31 of the pre-tax year.

In addition to the general qualifications above, applicants for a Surviving Spouse of a Senior Citizen or Disabled Person must:

Not have remarried, and

  • Have been at least 55 years of age at the time of the death of the deceased spouse, and
  • Have reached age 55 by December 31 of the pre-tax year, and
  • Be the surviving spouse of a person who was actually receiving either a Senior Citizen deduction or a Disabled Person deduction at the time of his/her death.

 

Veteran's Deductions

New for 2017 Income Tax

You are eligible for a $3,000 exemption on your Income Tax return if you are a military veteran who was honorably discharged or released under honorable circumstances from active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States on or any time before the last day of the tax year. Your spouse (or civil union partner) is also eligible for an exemption if he/she is a veteran who was honorably discharged or released under honorable circumstances and you are filing a joint return. This exemption is in addition to any other exemptions you are entitled to claim and is available on both the resident and nonresident returns. You cannot claim this exemption for a domestic partner or for your dependents.

 

The form can be accessed here.

http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/military/vetexemption.shtm

To qualify for the Veteran's deductions, the claimant must, as of October 1 of the pre-tax year

For Veterans:

  • Be legal owner of, or have a fractional interest in the property on which the deduction is claimed (a tenant shareholder in a cooperative or mutual housing corporation is considered to be the owner of his proportionate share of the real property of the entity holding title), and
  • Have an honorable discharge or release under honorable circumstances from active service in time of war in some branches of the US Armed Forces, and
  • Be a citizen and legal resident of New Jersey.

For the Surviving Spouse of a Veteran or Service Person:

  • Be legal owner of, or have a fractional interest in the property on which the deduction is claimed (same language as above)
  • Not have remarried and,
  • Be a legal resident of New Jersey, and
  • Be the surviving spouse of a veteran who was honorably discharged or released under honorable circumstances from active service in the time of war in a brance of the Armed Forces of the US. Or, be the surviving spouse of a citizen and resident who met death while on active duty in a branch of the Armed Forces of the US having had active service in time of war in a branch of the Armed Forces of the US, and
  • Prove that the deceased was a domiciled citizen and resident of New Jersey at the time of his/her death.

See NJ Treasury web site for forms.


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