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Taxes and Tax Assistance

AARP TAX ASSISTANCE

Trained volunteers from AARP assist senior citizens in filing both federal and state income taxes. Available to all who file uncomplicated returns. Free! Call PSRC at (609) 924-7108 for an appointment starting February 1st.

Appointments available at various locations including the Suzanne Patterson Building. Also in other municipalities—see Senior Centers for the telephone numbers.


INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE

  • 44 S. Clinton St, Trenton, NJ (609) 989-0533
  • Federal tax questions: 800 829-1040
  • Local taxpayer advocate: (973) 921-4043
  • http://www.irs.gov/Individuals

NJ STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION


NEW JERSEY PROPERTY TAX RELIEF PROGRAMS

For an overview of all programs call 800 323-4400 or (609) 292-6400 or visit the web site at

www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/relief.shtml

FAIR Rebate (replaced Homestead and Saver rebates)

The Homestead Rebate Program provides credits or rebates for homeowners and tenants who occupied their principal residence in New Jersey on October 1, paid property taxes on that dwelling either directly or through rent, and whose gross income for the entire year does not exceed certain limits.

Property Tax Reimbursement (Senior Freeze)

The Property Tax Reimbursement Program reimburses eligible senior citizens and disabled persons for property tax increases. The amount of the reimbursement is the difference between the amount of property taxes that were due and paid in the "base year" (the first year that you met all the eligibility requirements) and the amount due and paid in the current year for which you are claiming the reimbursement, provided the amount paid in the current year was greater.

Property Tax Deduction/Credit

Eligible homeowners and tenants who pay property taxes, either directly or through rent, on their principal residence in New Jersey are eligible for either a deduction or a refundable credit on their New Jersey resident income tax return. Homeowners and tenants may be eligible for a deduction or credit even if they are not eligible for a homestead rebate.

Senior Citizen/Disabled Persons Annual Property Tax Deduction

Annual Property Tax Deduction for Senior Citizens, Disabled Persons: Annual deduction of up to $250 from property taxes for homeowners age 65 or older or disabled who meet certain income and residency requirements. This benefit is administered by the local municipality. For Princeton Borough (609) 497-7625; for Princeton Township (609) 924-1058.

Veterans Deduction

Annual deduction of up to $250 from taxes due on the real or personal property of qualified war veterans and their unmarried surviving spouses. This benefit is administered by the local municipality. Call local municipal tax office. For Princeton Borough (609) 497-7625; for Princeton Township (609) 924-1058.

Property Tax Exemption for Disabled Veterans

Full exemption from property taxes on a principal residence for certain totally and permanently disabled war veterans and their unmarried surviving spouses. Unmarried surviving spouses of servicepersons who died on wartime active duty may also qualify. This benefit is administered by the local municipality. Call local municipal tax office. For Princeton Borough (609) 497-7625; for Princeton Township (609) 924-1058.


Taxhelp.org

Website with many helpful resources and links about taxes and  for finding a CPA.  www.Taxhelp.org


The Princeton Senior Resource Center does not endorse any of the resources listed on these pages. We collect and provide information from many sources as a service to those seeking services in the Princeton area. No listed provider pays to be in our directory.



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