2019 ANCHOR Property Tax Relief Program (Updated November 23, 2022), Deadline Extended to January 31, 2023

2019 ANCHOR Property Tax Relief Program (Updated November 23, 2022), Deadline Extended to January 31, 2023

New Jersey residents should have received filing information mailers for the 2019 ANCHOR – Affordable New Jersey Communities for Homeowners and Renters – property tax relief program. The ANCHOR program replaces the Homestead Benefit program and expands the amount of property tax relief while also boosting eligibility to twice as many homeowners and including tenants, once again. The deadline for filing an ANCHOR application has been extended to January 31, 2023.

The Division will email 2019 ANCHOR program filing information to homeowners who had requested their 2019 application to be sent through email when they filed their 2018 Homestead Benefit application. All eligible tenants can file online or by completing a paper application. However, the Division encourages online filing and tenants have no phone option.

The online application, filing instructions, and paper applications can be accessed at nj.gov/taxation. The automated telephone filing system will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week during the filing period at 1 (877) 658-2972.

To be eligible, homeowners must have:

  1. Been a New Jersey resident; and
  2. Owned and occupied a home in New Jersey that was their principal residence (main home) on October 1, 2019; and
  3. Paid the 2019 property taxes on their main home, and
  4. Had 2019 New Jersey gross income of not more than $250,000.

To be eligible, tenants must have:

  1. Been a New Jersey resident; and
  2. Rented and occupied an apartment or residence in New Jersey that was their principal residence (main home) on October 1, 2019; and
  3. Lived in a unit with its own separate kitchen and bath facilities (if the building had more than one dwelling unit); and
  4. Paid rent on their main home, which was subject to local property taxes; and
  5. Had 2019 New Jersey gross income of not more than $150,000.

Applicants will choose to receive their benefits either as a check or direct deposit.

2021 SENIOR FREEZE PROGRAM/DISABLED PERSON (PROPERTY TAX REIMBURSEMENT): FILING DEADLINE OCTOBER 31, 2022 (UPDATED 10-03-2022)

The deadline for filing the applications is October 31, 2022. The Tax Collector has first-time filer applications available for taxpayers to be mailed out upon requests. Verification of Taxes PTR-1A or PTR-2A must be filled out in its entirety (Part I) by the applicant and place this page only in the mail or window drop box for the Tax Collector’s signature. DO NOT MAIL OR PLACE THE WHOLE BOOKLET APPLICATION IN THE WINDOW DROP BOX! Place Verification of Taxes (PTR-1A or PTR-2-A) in a sealed envelope in the drop box with your telephone number along with a self-addressed stamped return envelope. Please allow 2-3 weeks once received for completion. No application(s) will be completed during a tax quarter which lasts for 10-15 days; these need to be sent in two weeks prior to a tax quarter before October 17th for October 31st deadline; you may need to send in your proof of documents if received later than October 17th to meet the deadline instead of the PTR-1A &/or PTR-2A being completed by the Tax Collector.

Instead of having the Tax Collector complete the PTR-1A or PTR-2A you may send in your required documents; see the instructions in the booklet for the same.

Senior/Disabled Person Freeze checks will be mailed to qualified applicants as follows:

If you applied Your check will be issued on or before:
Before May 1, 2022 July 15, 2022
Between May 1 – June 1, 2022 Sept. 1, 2022
Between June 2 – Sept. 1, 2022 Nov. 1, 2022
Between Sept. 2 – Oct. 31, 2022 Dec. 1, 2022

 

  • For general information, to receive an application, or to check the status of a filed application, go online to www.nj.gov/taxation and select “Property Tax Relief” and then Senior Freeze Program or call 1-800-882-6597.
  • You must make an appointment to visit a Regional Information Center: For locations that are open, go to www.nj.gov/taxation and select Contact Us;
  • Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deaf-Blind, Speech Disability: Visit njrelay.com or call 711;
  • Taxation email address for Senior Freeze and general questions: nj.taxation@treas.nj.gov

2021 Eligibility Requirements: Click on the linked document below.