Residents in Morris and Ocean counties should receive their applications today. The expected delivery date for the rest of NJ, based on county of residence, is –
July 7 – Atlantic, Essex, Monmouth and Sussex counties
July 10 – Camden, Hudson, Hunterdon, Salem and Somerset counties
July 12 – Gloucester, Mercer, Middlesex and Passaic counties
July 16 – Bergen, Burlington, Cumberland, and Warren counties
July 18 – Cape May and Union counties.
The rebate can be applied for either online or via telephone. The filing deadline, which will probably be extended, is currently August 15, 2008.
Rebates will be issued to qualified homeowners with 2007 NJ Gross Income (as per NJ-1040) of $150,000 or less. Those with income of $100,000 less will receive 20% of their property taxes up to a maximum of $2,000. Those with income between $100,001 and $150,000 will receive 10% up to a maximum of $1,000.
Checks for senior and disabled homeowners who submitted their application by the original June 2nd deadline will be mailed out on or about July 31st.
According to the NJ Division of Taxation website – “If you have not received your application by July 23, call the Homestead Rebate Hotline at 1-888-238-1233 for assistance”.