Veterans or Surviving Spouses of a Veteran $250 Real Property Tax Deduction
QualificationsTo qualify, you must be an honorably discharged U.S. Armed Forces war veteran or the unmarried surviving spouse of such a war veteran or the surviving spouse of a serviceperson who served in time of war and died while on active duty. You must be a property owner and a legal resident of New Jersey and, where applicable, prove that the deceased veteran or serviceperson was a legal resident of New Jersey.
Eligibility criteria must be met as of October 1st of the year prior to the tax year for which deduction is claimed. Applications must be filed with the municipal tax assessor by December 31st. Applications are available at the Assessor’s Office or you can click on the link below. Veterans who served during the periods of peacekeeping missions also must fill out the supplemental form.