Constituent Corner: Property Tax Reimbursement Program Deadline
The Property Tax Reimbursement Program (PTR), also known as the “Senior Freeze,” is administered by the New Jersey Division of Taxation. The deadline for filing a 2016 PTR Program application is June 1, 2017.
The Property Tax Reimbursement Program reimburses qualified New Jersey residents who are disabled or senior citizens for property tax increases on their homes. Residents applying for the program must be 65 years of age or older as of December 31, 2015, or if under 65 years old, were receiving Federal Social Security Disability benefits on or before December 31, 2015 and on or before December 31, 2016. Applicants must have lived continuously in New Jersey since December 31, 2005 or earlier, as either a homeowner or renter, or owned and lived in their home since December 31, 2012 or earlier. Property taxes for 2015 must have been paid in full by June 1, 2016 and June 1, 2017 for 2016. Also, total annual income for 2015 and 2016 must not have exceeded $87,007. These income limits apply for all applicants, regardless of marital or civil union status, and applicants who are married or in a civil union, living in the same household must report combined income of both residents.
Applications are currently being mailed to residents already participating in the program and new applicants may visit the Division of Taxation website or contact our office at 856-251-9801 to obtain an application.
Residents may call the Senior Freeze hotline at 1-800-882-6597 or visit the New Jersey Division of Taxation website at www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation for further information.