The State of NJ offers a property tax deduction for qualified seniors, 100% disabled persons, Veterans and their widows or widowers. Applications are available and filed in the Tax Assessor's office, 4567 Rt 9 North, Howell, NJ. Completed applications can be mailed to the Howell Township Assessor's office, P.O. Box 580, Howell, NJ 07731.
SENIOR CITIZENS DEDUCTION $250
Age 65 or more by Dec. 31 of the pretax year. Income cannot exceed $10,000 annually combined for the household, over and above your Social Security.
DISABLED DEDUCTION $250
Applicant must be 100% totally and permanently disabled. Income cannot exceed $10,000 annually combined for the household, over and above your Social Security.
VETERAN DEDUCTION $250
Applicant must be owner or part owner of the property for which the deduction is claimed. A Veteran has to serve at the time of a war and was honorably discharged.