New Jersey State Rebates

Property Tax Reimbursement Program

Forms are sent out by the State in late February/early March. For information call 800-882-6597 or to visit the State of New Jersey website for information and downloadable forms.

This program is designed to freeze the burden of increasing real estate taxes for qualified applicants by establishing a base year of eligibility and comparing that "base" with any subsequent year, the difference to be refunded by the State annually. Eligibility must be continuous otherwise a new base year must be established.


  • Must make application annually (with the state)
  • Homeowners age 65 or older or receiving Federal Social Security Disability Benefits and who paid property taxes on their principal residence in New Jersey
  • Applicants must be New Jersey residents for at least 10 years, and living in their current home for the last 5 years
  • Applicant must meet certain income limits for both the "base year" (year applicant first became eligible) and the application year. Income requirements are set by the State annually
  • Property taxes must be paid in full for the years applied for by June 1st of the following year

The Homestead Benefit Program

Forms are sent out by the State in Mid-April. For information call 888-238-1233

General Qualifications

  • Must make application annually (with the state)
  • Own and occupy a home in New Jersey that was their principal residence on October 1 of the pre-tax year
  • Have gross income under the minimum threshold set by the State (the Threshold changes periodically based on the State Budget)
  • You must have had property taxes which were due and paid on the property within the year applied for
  • Checks are no longer issued by the State. A credit will be applied against the qualified applicants tax account

For detailed qualifications and additional information visit the New Jersey State website.