2012 Homestead Benefit
To receive a 2012 homestead benefit, your 2012 New Jersey gross income cannot be more than the amounts below, and you must meet all of the other eligibility requirements.
- $150,000 for homeowners 65 or older or blind or disabled on December 31, 2012; and
- $75,000 for homeowners under 65 and not blind or disabled on December 31, 2012.
These income amounts apply to a single individual, a married/civil union couple living in the same residence, and married/civil union partners maintaining separate residences. Do not include nontaxable income such as Social Security, Railroad Retirement benefits, or unemployment compensation when calculating your income.
As a result of the amount appropriated in the State Budget for property tax relief programs, only homeowners who meet the eligibility requirements, including the income requirements, can receive homestead benefits for 2012. You can file an application regardless of your income, but if it exceeds the amounts above, your application will be denied.
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