Information on the various Property Tax Benefit Programs available for seniors and veterans, including various deductions, Homestead Rebates, NJ Saver and the Property Tax Freeze can be found at the State of New Jersey Division of Taxation Website
Tax Assessment Appeals may be filed Jan 10 through April 1. The Atlantic County Board of Taxation (609) 343-2252 can also answer questions on your appeal.
The State of NJ offers tax deductions for qualified seniors, 100% disabled persons, Veterans and their widows or widowers. Applications are filed in the assessor's office, and are available in the tax office, or can be downloaded from the State of New Jersey Division of Taxation Website
There are also downloadable brochures on the site explaining the various Property Tax Benefits Programs.
Senior Citizens Deduction $250. You must be age 65 or older by Dec. 31 of the prior tax year. Combined household income cannot exceed $10,000 annually, not including social security.
Disabled Persons Deduction $250. Applicant must be 100% totally and permanently disabled. Combined household income cannot exceed $10,000 annually, not including social security.
Veterans Deduction $250. Applicant must be the owner or part owner of the property for which the deduction is claimed. A Veteran had to serve during a time of war and received an honorable discharge.
Surviving Spouse of Senior, Disabled and Veterans. Income and ownership requirements are the same as the original deduction. The deceased spouse had to be eligible for the deduction at the time of death and the surviving spouse must not have remarried.