||NJ Tax E-News 09/16/10|
Effective September 15, 2010, the Division of Taxation has modified its procedures for accepting Letter Ruling requests.
View "How to Obtain a Letter Ruling"
||Property Tax Relief Programs
NJ Tax E-News 09/03/10
The Division of Taxation is now in the process of mailing applications for
the 2009 homestead benefit. Applications will be mailed over the next three
weeks to all eligible homeowners, both seniors (age 65 or older on December
31, 2009) and nonseniors. The deadline for filing these applications is
November 1, 2010.
The homestead benefit application delivery dates by county are:
Atlantic, Essex, Monmouth, Sussex - September 8
Morris, Ocean - September 11
Camden, Hudson, Hunterdon, Salem, Somerset - September 15
Bergen, Burlington, Cumberland, Warren - September 18
Gloucester, Mercer, Middlesex, Passaic - September 22
Cape May, Union - September 25
Because this year's Budget limits eligibility for senior/disabled
homeowners to those with New Jersey gross income of $150,000 or less, and
for nonsenior/nondisabled homeowners to those with New Jersey gross income
of $75,000 or less, many homeowners will not receive applications this
Instead of receiving a rebate check (or direct deposit) as in previous
years, eligible homeowners will receive their homestead benefit for 2009 as
a credit on the property tax bill for the second quarter of 2011.
With very few exceptions, homeowner benefit applications must be filed over
the Internet or by phone. The answers to most questions can be found in the
application packet. Homeowners who receive a packet should read it
carefully, and if they meet the eligibility requirements, complete the
worksheet in the packet prior to filing.
View information on the 2009 homestead benefit
The homeowner benefit Internet filing application on the Division of
Taxation Web site and automated
telephone filing system (1-877-658-2972) will be available 24 hours a day,
7 days a week during the filing period. Homeowners who have questions or
need help filing their applications can call the Homestead Benefit Hotline
at 1-888-238-1233. Representatives are available from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30
p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays.