What state rebate programs are available?

There are two separate and distinct property tax relief programs available to New Jersey homeowners.

Property Tax Reimbursement Program

This program is commonly known as the Tax Freeze. It is designed to freeze the burden of increasing real estate taxes for qualified applicants by establishing a base year of eligibility, comparing that base year with any subsequent years, and refunding the difference to the eligible homeowner. Eligibility must be continuous, otherwise, a new base year would be established.

Qualifications are as follows:

  • Must make application to the State annually
  • Homeowners must be age 65 or older, or receiving Federal Social Security Disability Benefits, paying property taxes on the PRINCIPAL RESIDENCE in New Jersey
  • Age requirements apply to the base year as well as the application year
  • Must meet income limits as set by the State annually. Income limits apply to the base year as well as the application year
  • Property taxes must be paid in full by December 31st of each year
    • Failure to pay property taxes within the year due disqualifies the applicant. A new application would have to be filed the following year that would establish a new base year.

Application booklets are mailed out by the State in late January each year. For further information or to request an application, please contact the State of New Jersey at 800-882-6597 or visit the State of New Jersey website.

Homestead Rebate

Homestead rebates are sent by the State of New Jersey for qualified homeowners on their primary residence. The qualifications, income limitations, and amounts of the rebates vary and are determined by the State each year. In a few cases, your income tax return establishes eligibility; however, in most cases an application is required. Applications, when required, are sent by the State, usually in the spring.

For further information on Homestead type of rebates or to determine eligibility:

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1. What state rebate programs are available?
2. What do I do if my mortgage has been paid off?
3. What do I do if my mortgage company pays my taxes and I receive the original bill?
4. How do I change my mailing address?
5. What if I have a tax lien on my property and I want to pay it off?
6. What if I didn't receive or misplaced my bill?
7. What if I use an online or telephone payment service to pay my taxes?
8. How can I pay my taxes?
9. Can I pay my taxes or water bill at borough hall by credit card?
10. When are taxes due?
11. When are the tax bills mailed?
12. What are my responsibilities if I refinance?
13. What is the 'Notice of Assessment' (green post card) used for?
14. Why does the tax bill show a separate line for the public library in the rate section of my bill?
15. Does the state of New Jersey have a taxpayer bill of rights?
16. How are taxes computed?
17. I don't have a tax bill-why am I charged interest?
18. My taxes are too high - what can I do?
19. Will I receive a quarterly tax bill?
20. Will I receive reminders that taxes are due?
21. My bank or mortgage company pays my taxes so why am I receiving a delinquent notice?
22. Why do I have to pay interest if my bank or mortgage company did not pay the taxes on time?
23. I didn't receive my end of year statement for the taxes I paid?
24. Do you accept memo bills and is there a charge?
25. Is there a different tax rate for residential and commercial?
26. Do you accept postmark?
27. When do added assessment/added omitted bills go out?
28. When I receive an added assessment/added omitted bill do I only pay that bill?
29. Will I always have to pay two bills?
30. I received a tax bill and my bank or mortgage company pays my taxes. What do I do?
31. I did not receive a tax bill, I only received an advice copy and I pay my own taxes. What do I do?
32. I just purchased my house during the year. How do I find how much taxes I paid and how much the previous owner paid?