Beginning in the 2017 tax year, New Jersey will give an additional $3,000 exemption for military veterans. You are eligible to claim this exemption NJ state income tax return if you are a military veteran who was honorably discharged or released under honorable circumstances from active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States on or before the last day of the tax year.
 
The exemption is available to individuals and their spouses. Please let us know if this applies to you. Documentation must be submitted for filing for this exemption.