Type Full Name :
Sign With Hand
Active Wartime Service Period
Grenada Peacekeeping Mission (October 23, 1983 - November 21,1983)
**NOTE - Peacekeeping Missions require a minimum of 14 days service in the actual conflict area except where service-incurred injury or disability occurs in the conflict area, then actual time served, though less than 14 days, is sufficient for purposes of property tax deduction. The 14 day requirement for Bosnia and Herzegovina may be met by service in one or both operations for 14 days continuously or in aggregate. For Bosnia and Herzegovina conflict area also includes the airspace above those nations.

N.J.S.A. 54:4-3.30 et seq.; P.L.1948, c.259 as amended; N.J.A.C. 18:28-1.1 et seq.
Korean Conflict (June 23, 1950 - January 31, 1955)
Begin typing the address of the claimed property location and select from the drop-down *
Certification
Full Address of Property
Operation Northern/Southern Watch (August 27, 1992 - March 17, 2003)
Claimed Property Location
General Guidelines (scroll to read all)
Complete only if claimed property is a Cooperative or Mutual Housing Corporation in which you are a Tenant-Shareholder, or a resident of a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC).
Operation Enduring Freedom (September 11, 2001 - Ongoing)
% Ownership Interest
"Joint Endeavor/Joint Guard" - Bosnia & Herzegovina (November 20, 1995 - June 20, 1998 )
World War II (September 16, 1940 - December 31, 1946)
Veteran or Surviving Spouse Type
Year of Deduction (tax year)
Lot *
Corporation Name of Cooperative, Mutual Housing or CCRC
** G.
Unit #, if Co-op/CCRC
** B.
** L.
** F.
Corporation Type
Block *
APPLICATION FILING PERIOD
File this claim with the municipal tax assessor from October 1 through December 31 of the pretax year, i.e., the year prior to the calendar tax year or with the municipal tax collector from January 1 through December 31 of the calendar tax year. For example, for a property tax deduction claimed for calendar tax year 2020, the pretax year filing period would be October 1 - December 31, 2019 with the assessor and the tax year filing period would be January 1 - December 31, 2020 with the collector.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS All requirements for deduction must be met as of October 1 of the pretax year, i.e., the year prior to the calendar tax year for which the deduction is claimed.
A. Veteran Claimant as of October 1 pretax year must:
  • have had active wartime service in United States Armed Forces and been honorably discharged;
  • own the property, wholly or in part, or hold legal title to the property for which deduction is claimed;
  • be a citizen and legal or domiciliary resident of New Jersey.
  • B. Surviving Spouse/Civil Union or Domestic Partner Claimant as of October 1 pretax year must:
  • document that the deceased veteran or serviceperson was a citizen and resident of New Jersey at death who had active wartime service in the United States Armed Forces and who was honorably discharged or who died on active wartime duty;
  • not have remarried/formed a new registered civil union or domestic partnership;
  • be a legal or domiciliary resident of New Jersey;
  • own the property, wholly or in part, or hold legal title to the property for which deduction is claimed.
  • **NOTE - Claimants must inform the assessor of any change in status which may affect their continued entitlement to
    the deduction.
    VETERAN DEFINED - means any New Jersey citizen and resident honorably discharged from active wartime service in the United States Armed Forces. Current statute does not provide for deduction for military personnel still in active service who have not been discharged.
    For assistance in documenting veterans' status, contact the NJ Department of Military and Veterans Affairs at (609) 530-6958 or (609) 530-6854. The United States Veterans Administration may be contacted at 1-800-827-1000

    ACTIVE SERVICE TIME OF WAR DEFINED - means military service during one or more of the specific periods listed under #4 on front of this VSS Claim. Active duty for training or field training purposes as a member of a reserve component does NOT constitute active service time of war unless activated into Federal military service by Presidential or Congressional order.
    CITIZEN & RESIDENT DEFINED
    United States Citizenship is not required. Resident for purposes of this deduction means an individual who is legally domiciled in New Jersey. Domicile is the place you regard as your permanent home - the place you intend to return to after a period of absence. You may have only one legal domicile even though you may have more than one place of residence. Seasonal or temporary residence in this State, of whatever duration, does not constitute domicile. Absence from the State for a 12 month period is prima facie evidence of abandonment of domicile.
    SURVIVING SPOUSE/CIVIL UNION OR DOMESTIC PARTNER DEFINED - means the lawful widow or widower/civil union or domestic partner of a qualified New Jersey resident veteran or serviceperson, who has not remarried/formed a new registered civil union or domestic partnership.
    **NOTE
    - A surviving spouse/civil union or domestic partner though a New Jersey resident himself/herself is not entitled to deduction if the deceased veteran/serviceperson spouse/civil union or domestic partner at death
    was not a New Jersey resident.
    APPEALS - A claimant may appeal any unfavorable determination by the assessor or collector to the County Board of Taxation annually on or before April 1.

    **NOTE – Public Law 2019, chapter 203 extends the annual $250 property tax deduction to veterans or their surviving spouse/civil union/domestic partner who are residents of a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). A payment or a credit will be made by the CCRC to the claimant within 30 days after the CCRC receives its credited property tax bill. Some CCRCs are exempt from property taxes by law. In that case, no property tax deduction is available to the CCRC residents.
    ** C.
    Municipality
    ** H.
    If "Yes", enter the street address and the municipality below.
    Claimant Information
        M.
    Panama Peacekeeping Mission (December 20, 1989 - January 31, 1990)
    ** I.
    Deed Date
    (Check All Applicable Service Periods) *
    {[PNAME]}
    Claimant Owner's Name *
    Municipality
    County
    Net Property Tax Amount for Unit
    Municipality
    ** D.
    World Trade Center Rescue & Recovery (September 11, 2001 - May 30, 2002)
    Lebanon Crisis of 1958 (July 1, 1958 - November 1, 1958)
    Phone # *
    {[CNAME]}
    {[ADDR]}
    {[CITY]}, {[STATE]} {[ZIP]}
    {[APHONE]}
    {[AWEBSITE]}
        K.
    State
    Street Address *
    CLAIM FOR PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION ON DWELLING HOUSE OF DISABLED VETERAN OR SURVIVING SPOUSE/CIVIL UNION OR DOMESTIC PARTNER OF DISABLED VETERAN OR SERVICEPERSON
    ** A.
    Attach all required documents below.
    Are you receiving a Veteran's Property Tax Deduction on any other property for the same tax year?

    Read the following descriptions for Type A, B, or C Veteran or Surviving Spouse and select the option that applies to you. * 

    TYPE A

    Honorably discharged veteran with active wartime service in the United States Armed Forces. You must attach a copy DD214.

    TYPE B

    Surviving spouse/civil union or domestic partner of honorably discharged veteran with active wartime service in the United States Armed Forces; and
    I have not remarried/formed a new registered civil union or domestic partnership. You must attach a copy DD214 if not previously provided by veteran claimant.

    TYPE C

    Surviving spouse/civil union or domestic partner of serviceperson who died on wartime active duty in the United States Armed Forces; and I have not remarried/formed a new registered civil union or domestic partnership. You must attach a copy Military Notification of Death.

    Read the following descriptions for Type A or B Citizenship and select the option that applies to you. * 

    TYPE A

    I, the above claimant veteran, was a citizen and legal or domiciliary resident of New Jersey as of October 1 of the pretax year.

    TYPE B

    I, the above claimant surviving spouse/civil union or domestic partner, was a citizen and legal or domiciliary resident of New Jersey as of October 1 of the pretax year; and
    My deceased veteran or serviceperson spouse/civil union or domestic partner was a citizen and resident of New Jersey at death.

    Co-Op/M.H. Corp./CCRC Street Address
    Qualifier
    "Restore Hope" Mission - Somalia (December 5, 1992 - March 31, 1994)
    Type of Citizenship & Residency
    Operation Iraqi Freedom (March 19, 2003 - Ongoing)
    Name(s) of part owner(s)
    I certify the above declarations are true to the best of my knowledge and belief and understand they will be considered as if made under oath and subject to penalties for perjury if falsified.
    Documentary Proofs Required
    Mailing Address (if different than listed above)
    Email *
    I, the above named claimant, owned, wholly or in part on the deed date entered below for the property above identified.
    (Property must be owned as of October 1, year prior to the tax year for which deduction is claimed.)
    Citizenship and Residency
    Lebanon Peacekeeping Mission (September 26, 1982 - December 1, 1987)
    ** J.
    Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm Mission (August 2, 1990 - February 28, 1991)
    Each assessor and collector may require such proofs necessary to establish claimant's deduction entitlement and photocopies of any documents should be attached to this claim as part of the application record.

    MILITARY RECORDS - Certificate of Honorable Discharge or Release, Form DD214, or Military Notification of
    Death or Certification of United States Veteran's Administration aka Department of Veteran Affairs.

    SURVIVING SPOUSE/CIVIL UNION OR DOMESTIC PARTNER - Death Certificate of decedent, marriage license/civil union or domestic partnership registration certificate.

    OWNERSHIP - real property deed, executory contract for property purchase; or Probated Last Will and Testament if by devise (leaving real property to beneficiaries named in a will). If intestate (without a will), give names and relationships of decedent's heirs-at-law.

    RESIDENCY - New Jersey driver's license or motor vehicle registration, voter's registration, etc.
    Tax Deduction on Other Property
        N.
    Type of Veteran or Surviving Spouse * 

    Vietnam Conflict (December 31, 1960 - May 7, 1975)
    Complete only if partial owners of claimed property
    ** E.
    Property Ownership