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Because the COVID-19 pandemic is anticipated to negatively impact the State economy, the New Jersey Department of the Treasury has frozen a portion of spending in order to ensure the State can meet its emergency and statutorily required obligations. Regrettably, this includes freezing funding to support the 2017 Homestead Benefit program.
As a result, any credits intended to be applied to the May 1st property tax bills can no longer be supported by the State at this time. This includes checks or direct deposit to homeowners who previously sold their home, or owners of continuing care and co-op facilities. We empathize with homeowners who depend on these credits, but these proactive steps are necessary at this time. Please continue to check Taxation's website and Treasury’s homepage for updated information.
File Online or by Phone
The filing deadline for the latest Homestead Benefit Application — Tax Year 2017 — was December 2, 2019.
When you complete your application, you will receive a confirmation number. Make sure to save it. The confirmation number is your only proof that the application was submitted.
What You Need to File
You will need the assigned Identification Number and PIN of your principal residence you owned and occupied on October 1, 2017 to file by phone or online. Also, be prepared to provide your:
You will also be asked if:
Need an ID/PIN?
If you have not received filing information in the mail or an email from us, check the application mailing schedule. Allow at least two weeks after the expected delivery date for your county before contacting the Homestead Benefit Hotline at 1-888-238-1233 or visiting a Regional Information Center for help.
If you filed last year and did not receive your application, you may be able to get your ID/PIN and additional filing information here.
Note: If you did not file an application for the 2016 benefit, you were a new homeowner in 2017, or your property was new construction in 2017, your ID and PIN may not be available. Contact us to receive filing instructions.
When to File a Paper Application
Some homeowners are required to file a paper Homestead Benefit application.
You must file a paper application if:
Note: Most homeowners filing paper applications will need to include supporting documentation to verify eligibility. See application instructions for proper enclosures.