Veteran Deduction

Claimant must meet all qualifications. Claimants have had active wartime service in the United States Armed Forces and been honorably discharged

Active Wartime Service Periods for Veteran Deductions and Disabled Veterans Deductions

  • Operation Iraqi Freedom: March 19, 2003 to Ongoing
  • Operation Enduring Freedom: September 11, 2001 to Ongoing
  • "Joint Endeavor/Joint Guard": November 20, 1995 to June 20, 1998
  • "Restore Hope" Mission - Somalia: December 5, 1992 to March 31, 1994
  • Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm Mission: August 2, 1990 to February 28, 1991
  • Panama Peacekeeping Mission: December 20, 1989 to January 31, 1990
  • Grenada Peacekeeping Mission: October 23, 1983 to November 21, 1983
  • Lebanon Peacekeeping Mission: September 26, 1982 to December 1, 1987
  • Vietnam Conflict: December 31, 1960 to May 7, 1975
  • Lebanon Crisis of 1958: July 1, 1958 to November 1, 1958
  • Korean Conflict: June 23, 1950 to January 31, 1955
  • World War II: September 16, 1940 to December 31, 1946
  • World War I: April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918

Note - Peacekeeping Missions require a minimum of 14 days service in the actual combat zone except where service-incurred injury or disability occurs in the combat zone, then actual time served though less than 14 days, is sufficient for purposes of property tax exemption or deduction. The 14 day requirement for Bosnia and Herzegovina may be met by services in one or both operations for 14 days continuously or in aggregate. For Bosnia and Herzegovina combat zone also includes the airspace above those nations.

Helpful Resources

If you need assistance in documenting your veterans’ status, contact the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs at 800-624-0508; 609-530-6958 or 609-530-6854.

Current Deductions

The current deduction for the Veteran Deduction or Widow of Veteran or Service-person Deduction is $250 deducted off the tax bill for each year the claimant qualifies.

Qualifications

  • Own the property, wholly or in part, or hold legal title to the property for which deduction is claimed
  • Be a citizen and legal or domiciliary resident of New Jersey

Surviving Spouse of Veteran or Service-Person Claimant

Document that the deceased veteran or service-person was a citizen and resident of New Jersey at death who had active wartime service in the United States Armed Forces and who was honorably discharged or who died on active wartime duty

  • Not have remarried
  • Be a legal or domiciliary resident of New Jersey
  • Own the property, wholly or in part, or hold legal title to the property for which deduction is claimed

Claimants must meet all qualifications.