With very few exceptions, the homeowner rebate applications must be filed by phone or over the Internet.
The filing deadline for non-senior/non-disabled homeowners is September 1, 2009. Checks for non-senior, non-disabled homeowners are scheduled to be mailed in October. I wouldn’t be surprised if the filing deadline is eventually extended to October 31st.
Non-senior homeowners with incomes between $50,000 and $75,000 will receive checks averaging about $700, while those non-seniors with incomes below $50,000 will receive rebate checks averaging $900. Those with incomes in excess of $75,000 will receive bupkis!
The anticipated delivery dates of the applications, by county, are -
Cape May, Union - July 27
Gloucester, Mercer, Middlesex, Passaic - July 28
Morris, Ocean - July 31
Bergen, Burlington, Cumberland, Warren - August 3
Camden, Hudson, Hunterdon, Salem, Somerset - August 4
Atlantic, Essex, Monmouth, Sussex August - 7
For more information about the Homestead Rebate Program homeowners may call the Homestead Rebate Hotline at 1-888-238-1233 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Homestead rebate information is also available on the Division of Taxation's Web site (click here) and through the Division's Automated Tax Information System at 1-800-323-4400. Text telephone service for the hearing impaired is provided at 1-800-286-6613 or 609-984-7300.