The deadline for filing these applications had been extended and re-extended, ultimately to October 31st, in past years – so there was no doubt in my mind that they would also be so extended this year.
The NJ Department of the Treasury has also announced that the first set of 2006 NJ Homestead Rebate checks – those for senior and disabled homeowners and all qualified tenants who filed their applications by the original June 1st deadline - will be mailed out beginning today.
Senior and disabled tenants will receive a check for between $160 and $860, depending on their income. All other qualified tenants will receive between $80.00 and $350.00, up from last year’s maximum for non-senior, non-disabled tenants.
Rebate checks for non-senior, non-disabled homeowners who filed their application by August 15th will be mailed out in the fall.
For more information on the NJ property tax rebate and reimbursement programs go to the NJ Division of Taxation website. Information is also available on the NJ UPDATE Page at my website.