MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Glenn Michalowski, MPA, Assistant Business Administrator, Township of Maplewood announced that once again, SOMA Two Towns for All Ages, in conjunction with the offices of Assemblywoman Mila Jasey, Assemblyman John McKeon and Governor Richard Codey, is pleased to bring the NJ Division of Taxation to speak about the Senior Tax Freeze and answer your questions about this important program. This program reimburses eligible senior and disabled residents for property tax increases.  To become enrolled in this program and receive the benefit, you must first file to establish your “base year,” the year in which you become eligible.

As representatives of the 27th district, Assemblywoman Jasey, Assemblyman McKeon and Senator Codey have fought to preserve this property tax reimbursement program and are pleased to announce that the eligible income level has been increased for 2018.  Residents whose income did not exceed $87,268 in 2017 and $89,013 in 2018 should file if they meet the following requirements:

•         are 65 or older as of December 31, 2017 or receive federal SS disability benefits. 

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•         lived in New Jersey continuously for at least the last 10 years 

•         owned and lived in your current home for at least the last 3 years. 

•         fully paid the property taxes due on your home.

The presentation by the NJ Division of Taxation will be Wednesday, October 2, 10:30am at Maplewood Town Hall.

Michalowski further nted that if a resident was already sent their tax booklet, that presumes the recipient to be eligible, and should bring it ith them to the session. If not, blank booklets will be available.  If one would like a 2018 application, need assistance or would like to check on the status of their application, they can visit www.njtaxation.org or call the Department of Treasury Property Tax Reimbursement Hotline at (800) 882-6597.