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Posted on: October 29, 2020

Senior Property Tax Freeze - Filing extended to Year-end. Information Here

Senior Freeze 2020

Senior Freeze (Property Tax Reimbursement)

The Senior Freeze Program reimburses eligible senior citizens and disabled persons for  property tax or principal residence.  To qualify, you must meet all the eligibility requirements for each year from the base year  through the application year (the current application year is 2019).

All property tax relief program information provided here is based on current law and is subject to change.  This information is from the State of NJ Division of Taxation.

The deadline has been extended to December 31, 2020 from the original deadline of November 2, 2020.

How Do I Apply?

If you never filed for the Senior Freeze before, you will need to complete a PTR-1 Form.  The income limit for 2019 is now $91,505.  You need to have lived in your home since December 31, 2015.  You must have turned 65 during 2018 and your income must have been less than $89,013 during 2018 and less than $91,505 during 2019.

The State Division of Taxation website has all of the details you need including:

  • Eligibility Requirements
  • How To Apply
  • Income Standards
  • Check Information
  • Check the Status of Your Senior Freeze
  • Frequently Asked Questions

Please call our Berkeley Heights Tax Collector Rachele SanFilippo at (908) 286-2222 with questions. 

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