One of the largest property tax relief programs in New Jersey history is officially underway.
You should file electronically - either online or by phone (1-877-658-2972), unless you are required to file a paper application. Visit the NJ Division of Taxation's Instructions on How To File to find information on What You Need to File and Filing a Paper Application under the "Filing Information for Homeowners" tab.
The filing deadline for the ANCHOR Application - Tax Year 2019 - is December 30, 2022.
You will find detailed information for both homeowners and tenants below, as well as additional resources to help determine your eligibility.Homeowners
You are eligible if you met these requirements:
If you were not a homeowner on October 1, 2019, you are not eligible for a homeowner benefit, even if you owned a home for part of the year.
You are considered a homeowner if, on October 1, 2019, you:
You do not qualify if your residence was completely exempt from paying property taxes or you made P.I.L.O.T. (Payments-in-Lieu-of-Tax) payments.
Find additional information for homeowners here.
You are considered a tenant if, on October 1, 2019, you:
You do not qualify if you lived in tax-exempt, subsidized, or campus housing.
Find additional information for tenants here.
Additional resources from nj.gov include Check the Status of your 2019 ANCHOR Benefit and ANCHOR Program Frequently Asked Questions.