Deadline for Homeowners to File Homestead Benefit Applications
Extended to Jan. 3, 2011
The deadline for homeowners to file 2009 Homestead Benefit applications has been extended to Jan. 3, 2011, to allow more people to file, Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff announced. The old deadline was Nov. 1.
Applications were mailed to homeowners in September, and many potential applicants still need time to file. Homeowners who meet the eligibility requirements and file timely applications will receive a partial credit against their property tax bill for the second quarter of 2011 for property
taxes paid in 2009.
New Jersey residents who owned a home that was their principal residence on Oct. 1, 2009, and paid property taxes on that home, will qualify for a Homestead Benefit, provided their 2009 New Jersey gross income was $75,000 or less, or if they are senior or disabled homeowners and their 2009 New Jersey gross income was $150,000 or less.
Homeowners who need additional information on the Homestead Benefit Program or who require assistance in filing an application may call the Division of Taxation’s Homestead Benefit Hotline at 1-888-238-1233 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Information on the Homestead Benefit Program is also available on the Division’s Web site at:
www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/2009homesteadinfo.shtml and through its Automated Tax Information System at 1-800-323-4400 (Touch-Tone phones only). Text teephone service for the hearing impaired is provided at 1-800-286-6613 or 609-984-7300.
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