|Date||Areas of Interest||Subject|
|5/15/12||Tax Practitioners and Publications||NJ Tax E-News 5/15/12
Monthly Digest of new information posted on the Division of Taxation Web site April 14 - May 15, 2012.
View Monthly Digest.
|05/01/12||Property Tax Relief Programs||
NJ Tax E-News 05/01/12
The Division of Taxation has begun mailing applications for the 2011
The homestead rebate application delivery dates by county are:
Most eligible homeowners will receive their Homestead Benefit for 2011 as a credit on a future property tax bill instead of receiving a rebate check (or direct deposit). These homeowners can expect to receive a revised property tax bill or advice copy from their tax collector that will reflect the amount of the benefit. Those homeowners who indicate when filing that they no longer own the property or those whose principal residence was a unit in a co-op or continuing care retirement community, will have their benefit issued in the form of a check (or direct deposit).
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. Homeowners who have already sold the home that was their principal residence on October 1, 2011, or who plan to sell should pay particular attention to the packet instructions regarding sale of property to ensure they complete their applications correctly.
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 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays.