Saturday, April 19, 2014
   

Veteran Deduction

(Claimant must meet all qualifications)

 

  • Have had active wartime service in the United States Armed Forces and been honorably discharged
  • Active Wartime Service Periods for Veteran Deductions and Disabled Veterans Deductions 

 

** Operation Iraqi Freedom March 19, 2003 - Ongoing
** Operation Enduring Freedom September 11, 2001 - Ongoing
**"Joint Endeavor/Joint Guard" November 20, 1995 - June 20, 1998
**"Restore Hope" Mission - Somalia December 5, 1992 - March 31, 1994
** Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm Mission           August 2, 1990 - February 28, 1991
** Panama Peacekeeping Mission                       December 20, 1989 - January 31, 1990
** Grenada Peacekeeping Mission October 23, 1983 - November 21, 1983
** Lebanon Peacekeeping Mission September 26, 1982 - December 1, 1987
    Vietnam Conflict December 31, 1960 - May 7, 1975
** Lebanon Crisis of 1958 July 1, 1958 - November 1, 1958
    Korean Conflict June 23, 1950 - January 31, 1955
    World War II September 16, 1940 - December 31, 1946
    World War I April 6, 1917 - November 11, 1918

**NOTE – Peacekeeping Missions require a minimum of 14 days service in the actual combat zone except where service-incurred injury or disability occurs in the combat zone, then actual time served though less than 14 days, is sufficient for purposes of property tax exemption or deduction. The 14 day requirement for Bosnia and Herzegovina may be met by services in one or both operations for 14 days continuously or in aggregate. For Bosnia and Herzegovina combat zone also includes the airspace above those nations. 

If you need assistance in documenting your veterans’ status, contact the NJ Department of Military and Veterans Affairs at 1-800-624-0508; (609) 530-6958 or (609) 530-6854.

The current deduction for the Veteran Deduction or Widow of Veteran or Serviceperson Deduction is $250.00 deducted off the tax bill for each year the claimant qualifies.

  • Own the property, wholly or in part, or hold legal title to the property for which deduction is claimed
  • Be a citizen and legal or domiciliary resident of New Jersey

Surviving Spouse of Veteran or Serviceperson Claimant (must meet all qualifications)

  • Document that the deceased veteran or serviceperson was a citizen and resident of New Jersey at death who had active wartime service in the United States Armed Forces and who was honorably discharged or who died on active wartime duty
  • Not have remarried
  • Be a legal or domiciliary resident of New Jersey
  • Own the property, wholly or in part, or hold legal title to the property for which deduction is claimed

Applications are available at the Municipal Assessors' office.