2017 Homestead Benefit filing deadline December 2, 2019
As per email from state:
The filing deadline for the 2017 Homestead Benefit is December 2, 2019. Any applications filed after this date will be considered late.
Who is eligible for a 2017 Homestead Benefit?
You are eligible if:
You were a New Jersey resident; and
You owned and occupied a home in New Jersey that was your principal residence on October 1, 2017; and
The 2017 property taxes were paid on that home; and
Your 2017 New Jersey gross income was not more than:
$150,000 for homeowners 65 or older or blind or disabled; or
$75,000 for homeowners under 65 and not blind or disabled.
You can file for a Homestead Benefit regardless of your income, but if it is more than the amounts above, we will deny your application.
If you were married or in a civil union, you must provide your spouse's/CU partner's Social Security number and birth year unless you maintained separate principal residences on October 1, 2017. For more information on civil unions, see our Civil Union Act page.
"$75,000 for homeowners under 65 and not blind or disabled."
With NJ as expensive as it is, I wonder what percentage of homeowners actually qualify for this.....
On SS and even pensions, many will come under the line I think. Might depend on how well they have "sheltered" their assets that are spinning interest revenues.
Median NJ income about 80,000 so close to 50% under $75K and, sorry, saw the 65 and figured it was over ------ clearly it is for working stiffs.
My problem which all these rebates is, crikey ---- just clean up the whole thing and stop with the workarounds, loopholes, and silly programs. Gee, I ain't old, a vet, or poor --- so suffer I must...… Just re-engineer the property tax for EVERYONE and quit parsing out the paltry perks to the niches.
Remember when the average rebate was $1200? Now it’s $288. Yet, property taxes have almost tripled, since the 90’s. Salaries sure didn’t. Ahhh...the good old days.
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