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Property Tax Reimbursement (Senior Freeze)
2013 Eligibility Requirements

Filing deadline for 2013 Senior Freeze (PTR) Applications extended to September 15, 2014. (View Treasurer’s Press Release)

You may be eligible for a 2013 reimbursement if you met all the following requirements:


Age/Disability


  You (or your spouse/civil union partner) were:

  • 65 or older as of December 31, 2012; or
  • Receiving Federal Social Security disability benefits (not benefits received on behalf of someone else) as of December 31, 2012, and December 31, 2013.

Residency

  You lived in New Jersey continuously since December 31, 2002, or earlier as either a homeowner or
  a rentor.


Home Ownership


  Homeowners.
You owned and lived in your current home since December 31, 2009, or earlier.

  Mobile Home Owners. You leased a site in a mobile home park where you placed a manufactured
  or mobile home that you own since December 31, 2009, or earlier.


Property Taxes/
Site Fees


  Homeowners.
You paid the full amount of the property taxes due on your home:

  • For 2012 by June 1, 2013, and
  • For 2013 by June 1, 2014.

  Mobile Home Owners. You paid the full amount of mobile home park site fees due:

  • For 2012 by December 31, 2012, and
  • For 2013 by December 31, 2013

Income Limit


  Your total annual income (combined if you were married or in a civil union and lived in the same
  home) was:

  • 2012 — $82,880 or less; and
  • 2013 — $70,000 or less*

To apply for a reimbursement file an application (Form PTR-1 or PTR-2) on or before the extended due date of September 15, 2014. The original due date was June 2, 2014.

*If your income for 2013 did not exceed $70,000, you are eligible for a 2013 reimbursement provided you met all the other program requirements. If your income was more than $70,000 but was $84,289 or less, you will not receive a check for 2013. The Division will notify you that you are not eligible. However, by filing an application by the due date, you can establish a “base year” for future reimbursements for which you may be eligible and ensure you will be mailed an application for 2014.

Last Updated: Friday, 08/22/14



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