The Tax Collector is responsible to collect all property taxes. Upon receipt of the Borough’s tax assessments and certified tax rate, tax bills are calculated and mailed to property owners, authorized banks and mortgage companies. When property taxes are not paid on a timely basis, the Tax Collector is responsible for delinquent billing and schedules an annual Tax Sale to collect delinquent taxes. The Tax Collector strives to obtain a high collection rate to minimize a negative budgetary impact on the Borough’s financial expenses. The Tax Collector provides written reports to both the governing body and the State of New Jersey.
STATE ADMINISTERED PROGRAMS
PROPERTY TAX REIMBURSEMENT/“SENIOR FREEZE”/ “BLUE BOOK”
Due Date: 11/2/20
This program reimburses eligible senior citizens and disabled persons for property tax increases. A base year is established, and future increases are reimbursed as long as eligibility requirements are met. A first time applicant must:
- Be age 65 or older as of 12/31/18 or received Federal Social Security disability payments in 2018 and 2019; and
- Have lived in NJ continuously since 12/31/08, as either a homeowner or a renter; and
- Have owned and lived in the home for which the reimbursement is being claimed since at least 12/31/15 and until 12/31/19; and
- Paid all 2018 property taxes by June 1, 2019 and all 2019 property taxes by June 1, 2020; and
- Your annual income did NOT Exceed for these years:
2018 $ 89,013 (Single or Married)
2019 $ 91,505 (Single or Married)
To obtain an application, ask questions or check on the status of an application, call the hotline at 1-800-882-6597 Mon-Fri from 8:30 to 4:30 pm, except State holidays.
Online information: state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/ptr/index.shtml
In person assistance at Taxation Regional Information Centers (8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Mon-Fri, except state holidays): http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/organization/ts-regional.shtml
Text Telephone Service (TTY/TDD) for Hearing Impaired Users: 800-286-6613 or 609-984-7300
Taxation email address for Senior Freeze and general tax questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Most homeowners file their applications either online or by phone. Both filing systems are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week during the filing period. To access the online application (www.njtaxation.org) or the automated telephone filing system (1-877-658-2972).
For other programs that may offer you some financial help or other aid, look at the website: NJHelps.org
MUNICIPALLY ADMINISTERED PROGRAMS
(See Tax Collector or Tax Assessor for Application)
VETERANS’S DEDUCTION – $250 TAX CREDIT EACH YEAR
For Veterans and Unmarried Surviving Spouses.
SENIOR CITIZEN’S DEDUCTION – $250 TAX CREDIT EACH YEAR
To qualify, you must have been 65 or older or disabled at the end of the prior year, and meet certain income requirements (Income other than Social Security and other Federal programs must not exceed $10,000.)