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1/31/2023 - New Jersey ANCHOR Property Tax Relief Application Deadline Extended to January 31, 2023

'ANCHOR' PROPERTY TAX RELIEF PROGRAM

Affordable New Jersey Communities for Homeowners and Renters

This program is available to Homeowners and Tenants.  This program replaces the homestead rebate.

 

To be eligible, homeowners must have:

  • Been a New Jersey resident; and
  • Owned and occupied a home in New Jersey that was their principal residence (main home) on October 1, 2019; and
  •  Paid the 2019 property taxes on their main home; and
  • Had 2019 New Jersey gross income of not more than $250,000.

You do not qualify if your residence was completely exempt from paying property taxes or you made P.I.L.O.T. (Payments-in-Lieu-of-Tax) payments.

 

To be eligible, tenants must have:

  • Been a New Jersey resident; and
  • Rented and occupied an apartment or residence in New Jersey that was their principal residence (main home) on October 1, 2019; and
  • Lived in a unit with its own separate kitchen and bath facilities (if the building had more than one dwelling unit); and
  • Paid rent on their main home, which was subject to local property taxes; and
  • Had 2019 New Jersey gross income of not more than $150,000.

You do not qualify if you lived in tax-exempt, subsidized, or campus housing.

 

Applicants will choose to receive their benefits either as a check or direct deposit.  The deadline for filing your ANCHOR benefit application has been extended to January 31, 2023.

 The State of NJ will begin paying ANCHOR benefits in the late Spring of 2023.

Homeowners who filed a homestead benefit application last year may be able to obtain their ID and PIN numbers online. Tenants do not need an ID or PIN number to file.  

 Visit the Division's ANCHOR page for all filing information.

The hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Due to high call volume, the ANCHOR and Homestead Benefit Hotline may be unable to take your call at certain times. If that occurs, please try your call at another time.