$250 PROPERTY TAX DEDUCTION FOR VETERANS OR SURVIVING SPOUSES
N.J.S.A. 54:4-8.10 et seq.
An annual $250 deduction from real property taxes is provided for the property of a qualified veteran or their surviving spouse.
Two hundred fifty dollars ($250) may be deducted each year from taxes due on the real or personal property of qualified veterans or their unmarried surviving spouses. In 1999, a constitutional amendment increased the deduction from $50 to $100 for 2000; $150 for 2001; $200 for 2002 and $250 per year thereafter.
To qualify, you must be an honorably discharged US Armed Forces war veteran or the unmarried surviving spouse of such a veteran or the unmarried surviving spouse of a serviceperson who died while on active duty. You must be a property owner and a legal resident of New Jersey and, where applicable, prove that the deceased veteran or serviceperson was a legal resident of New Jersey. Claim Form V.S.S must be filed with your municipal tax assessor or collector.
FULL PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION FOR 100% DISABLED VETERANS OR SURVIVING SPOUSES
N.J.S.A. 54:4-3.30 et seq.
100% permanently and totally disabled veterans or the unmarried surviving spouses of such disabled veterans are granted a full property tax exemption on their dwelling house and the lot (with limits on acreage) on which it is situated.
To qualify, you must be an honorably discharged disabled veteran who had active service in the US Armed Forces, or the unmarried surviving spouse of such a disabled veteran, or the unmarried surviving spouse of serviceperson who died while in active duty. Service-connected disability must be certified by the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA.)
You must be the full or partial owner and a permanent resident in the dwelling and legal resident of New Jersey. In the case of surviving spouses, the deceased spouse must also have been a legal resident of New Jersey.
Claim Form D.V.S.S.E. must be filed with your municipal tax assessor.