If you are a qualified Veteran, Widow of a Veteran, Senior Citizen, Disabled Person, or Surviving Spouse, you may be eligible for deductions which reduce your property tax liability by $250. Under certain conditions, combined deductions may be allowed (i.e.: both Veterans and Senior Citizens).
The appropriate claim form must me filed with the municipal assessor. Veterans must have served during periods specified in state law. A senior citizen must be over 65 as of December 31 of the pre-tax year. The claimant must be the owner and permanent resident in the dwelling and a legal resident of New Jersey. A surviving spouse must be at least 55 years old and not re-married.