Senior Citizens or Veterans Tax Deduction

If you are a qualified Veteran, Widow of a Veteran, Senior Citizen, Disabled Person, or Surviving Spouse, you may be eligible for deductions which reduce your property tax liability by $250. 


  • The appropriate claim form must me filed with the municipal assessor
  • Veterans must have served during periods specified in state law. 
  • A senior citizen must be over 65 as of December 31 of the pre-tax year. 
  • The claimant must be the owner and permanent resident in the dwelling and a legal resident of New Jersey. 
  • A surviving spouse must be at least 55 years old and not re-married.

Further Information

For more information, visit the New Jersey Division of Taxation website.