Senate President Stephen Sweeney
Deputy Speaker John Burzichelli
Assemblyman Adam Taliaferro

Seniors

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Increasing Tax Relief

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  • Assemblyman Burzichelli is working on a measure that would increase the annual income limit for seniors and people living with disabilities to be eligible for an annual property tax deduction.  The income limit increase will help to give seniors and people living with disabilities additional relief on their property tax bills.

 

  • Senator Sweeney, Assemblyman Burzichelli, and Assemblyman Taliaferro strongly supported the implementation of a new law that will bring targeted tax relief to seniors and honorably discharged veterans, making it more affordable to stay here in New Jersey. These relief measures mean that veterans, retirees and seniors will be encouraged to remain in New Jersey, as will their beneficiaries, keeping their spending within the state as well. The changes to the tax code include:
    • An exemption on retirement income of $100,000 for couples filing together, $50,000 each for couples filing separately, and $75,000 for individuals.
    • A $3000 exemption on personal income for all honorably discharged veterans.
    • Elimination of the New Jersey Estate Tax on January 1, 2018.

 

District Offices

Gloucester County
Kingsway Commons
935 Kings Highway, Suite 400
West Deptford, NJ 08086
Phone: (856) 251-9801
Fax: (856) 251-9752


Salem/Cumberland Counties

The Finlaw Building
199 East Broadway, Suite G
Salem, NJ 08079
Phone: (856) 339-0808
Fax: (856) 339-9626


The Bridgeton Library Satellite Office
1st Tuesday of the month
3 pm - 5 pm
150 East Commerce Street
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
Phone: 856-455-1011


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 has been extended to October 18, 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.
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