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Seniors' NJ Property Tax Relief Program Extends Filing Deadline

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TRENTON, NJ - tHhe Division of Taxation has mailed applications for the 2016 Property Tax Reimbursement (Senior Freeze) Program to senior citizens and disabled residents who may be eligible. 

The deadline for filing 2016 applications has been extended to Oct.18, 2017.

The program is now in its nineteenth year.  The relief is available to homeowners 65-years and older who have low or moderate incomes, or to disabled residents who receive federal Social Security payments.

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Residents applying for the 2016 reimbursement must have a total income that was $87,007 or less for 2015 and 2016.  These income limits apply for all applicants, regardless of marital/civil union status. All applicants must continue to meet all the income eligibility and residency requirements and must file an application each year to receive the reimbursement.

For more information, including income limits and who qualifies, call New Jersey’s Senior Freeze hotline 1-800-882-6597 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm on weekdays, Text Telephone Service (TTY/TTD) for hearing-impaired users 1-800-286-6613 or 609-984-7300 or visithttp://www.state.nj.us/treasury/ and click on the “Divisions/Agencies” section on the left-hand side.  A drop-down menu will appear and click on the “Taxation” link.  In the middle of the page, click on “Property Tax Relief” and the “Property Tax Reimbursement (Senior Freeze)” will be the first link to appear.

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