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​​​​​​​​​​2023 EVENTS

As the year begins, the rising prices of food, energy and healthcare are on

everyone's mind.  The ability to afford to remain in one's home is also becoming

increasingly more difficult due to higher housing costs such as property taxes,

rent and mortgage.

At Senior Council, we take these concerns to heart. We will continue to publish the

Senior News in order to bring you information and news on areas of concern and 

interest.   We will also keep a special focus on property tax relief and what you

can expect going forward.

With the ever increasing cost of property taxes in New Jersey, many of us are

driven away.  However, taking advantage of New Jersey's Property Tax Relief

programs can stretch our dollars.  Who qualifies?  Are there special programs for seniors? 

Can renters also get relief? 

To increase awareness of what is available, the Senior Council is giving a series of talks 

throughout our communities.  The next two dates are:

February 10, 2023 at 11:30 am at Bauer Center, 100 Main Street, Millburn

February 11, 2023 at 10:30 am at Springfield Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave, Springfield

The presentation clarifies the New Jersey property tax relief

options including the ANCHOR Program. We cover the income requirements,

the application processes and the deadlines for the various programs including:

​        * Anchor Program (formerly Homestead Benefit Credit)

        * Senior Freeze

        * Senior Citizens Annual Property Tax Deduction

        * Property Tax Deductions for Veterans (or their spouses)

        * NJ State Income Tax Relief for Homeowners and Renters

These programs were renewed in the last NJ State Budget.  The Anchor Program has replaced the Homestead Benefit Credit and now offers a rebate check for eligible homeowners and renters.  The deadline for filing an Anchor application was February 28, 2023.   Payments are already being sent out.  Homeowners will no longer receive a credit on their property tax bills.

Anchor Program and Other NJ Property Tax Relief Programs

                  For Homeowners and Renters

For the updated outline recapping the Property

Tax Relief Programs including click HERE.

For 2022 Senior Freeze Form PTR-1, CLICK HERE.

For 2022 Senior Freeze Form PTR-1A, CLICK HERE.

Filing deadline for 2022 Senior Freeze is October 31, 2023.