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Veteran or Surviving Spouse/CU Partner/Domestic Partner of Veteran or Serviceperson Real Estate Deduction

Annual Benefit: $250.00

File this claim with the Tax Assessor’s Office

Eligibility Requirements: All requirements for this deduction must be met as of October 1 of the pretax year (in other words, the year prior to the calendar tax year for which the deduction is claimed).

A. Veteran Claimant as of October 1 pretax year must:

  1. Have had active wartime service in the United States Armed Forces and been honorably discharged; 
     
  2. Own, wholly or in part, or hold legal title to the property for which the deduction is claimed; and
     
  3. Be a citizen and legal or domiciliary resident of the State of New Jersey.

B. Surviving Spouse/CU/Domestic Partner Claimant as of October 1 pretax year must:

  1. Document that the deceased veteran or service person was a citizen and resident of New Jersey at the time of death who had active wartime service in the United States Armed Forces and who was honorably discharged or ho died during active wartime duty;
     
  2. Not have remarried/ formed a new civil union of a new registered domestic partnership;
     
  3. Be a legal or domiciliary resident of the State of New Jersey; and
     
  4. Own, wholly or in part, or hold legal title to the property for which the deduction is claimed.

NOTE: Claimants must inform the Tax Assessor’s Office of any change in status which may affect their continuing entitlement to this deduction.

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