Tax Deductions

You may be eligible for one of the following Tax Deductions for the current Tax Year. If you have not as yet applied for one of these deductions and you meet the requirements on the following checklists please contact the Tax Assessor's Office.


Active service during peacekeeping missions; Vietnam, Korea, or World I or II, Citizen and resident of New Jersey. Owner of property as of OCTOBER 1st of last year. Honorable Discharge release. $250 DEDUCTION.
Please note: Peacekeeping Missions: Must have 14 days service in a conflict zone.

Widow of a Veteran

Spouse must have met the above requirements. Also he/she must have been a resident of New Jersey at the time of demise. The Widow must not have remarried and must be the owner of the property as of OCTOBER 1st of last year. $250 DEDUCTION.

Senior Citizen
Age 65 or over as of DECEMBER 31st of last year. Owner of property or have lifetime interest and residing in same as of OCTOBER 1st of last year. A resident of the State of New Jersey as of October1, 2005. Income less than $10,000 for this year, including income of spouse, but not including income from one of the following: 1) Social Security, 2) Railroad retirement of Government Pension (limits to maximum SS amount).
Surviving Spouse
Age 55 or over of a Senior Citizen or a Permanently and Totally Disabled Citizen. Must meet all the requirements for Senior Citizen except age requirements; PLUS: 1) Applicant must be 55 years of age at the time of the spouse's death and must not have remarried. 2) the deceased spouse must have been receiving a deduction on the property that the applicant is now claiming: $250 DEDUCTION.
Permanently and Totally Disabled Person
Must meet the requirements for Senior Citizen except age requirements. You may be of any age. In addition to said requirements, the applicant must have been declared Permanently and Totally Disabled by Social Security (form SSA-30) or by a physician.

Note: A change in the law allows a person who qualifies for a $250 deduction and also qualifies for a $250 Veterans or Widow of a Veteran Deduction to receive both deductions for a total of $500. But only one owner is allowed to receive a $250 Senior/Disabled Deduction.
Disabled Veteran Property Tax Exemptions
Disabled Veterans and surviving spouses of Disabled Veterans who have not remarried may be exempt from paying property taxes if they meet all the requirements. Requirements include active war time service in the U.S. Armed Forces, honorable discharge, ownership of and occupancy of dwelling as principal residence, be a citizen and domiciliary resident of New Jersey, wartime service-connected disability that is totally disabling and 100% permanent in accordance with the VA Rating Schedule and not so evaluated because of hospitalization or surgery and recuperation. Surviving spouses of NJ veterans who died on active wartime duty may also qualify. An application and more information may be obtained from the Assessor's Office.

Help / Questions for Veteran's Benefits

Vet Works (609) 971-7613
United States Veterans Administration (800)827-1000