The Senior Freeze Property Tax Reimbursement program is offered by the State of New Jersey for the current reimbursement year, 2022. The program is offered to eligible persons who were age 65 as of December 31, 2021 or if under the age of 65 were receiving Social Security disability payments on December 31, 2021.
The program reimburses eligible senior citizens and disabled persons for property tax increases. The amount of the reimbursement, according to the state, is the difference between the amount of property taxes that were due and paid for the “base year” (the first year that you met all the eligibility requirements) and the amount due and paid for the current year for which you are applying for the reimbursement, provided the amount paid for the current year was greater.
The deadline for homeowners to file 2022 Senior Freeze (Property Tax Reimbursement) applications is October 31, 2023. For eligibility requirements and additional information, please call the Hotline at 1-800-882-6597 or visit the State’s webpage www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/ptr/.
Of NOTE: There are important Program changes in 2024. P.L. 2023, c.75, signed into law on June 30, 2023, expands the income limit and simplifies the residency requirements for new Senior Freeze program applicants. The age/disability and three-year homeownership requirements remain unchanged. Beginning with the 2023 filing season, the law:
- Increases the income limit for the program to $150,000; and
- Eliminates the requirement that an applicant must be a New Jersey resident for 10 consecutive years.
All information related to the current year Senior Freeze Property Tax Reimbursement Program and Program changes in 2024 can be found at www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/ptr/.