HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ – The Hunterdon County Commissioner Board is sharing the news with senior residents that the deadline for 2021 Senior Tax Freeze program is October 31, 2022, and that the program has been updated with new guidelines and an increase in income for eligibility from New Jersey.
“The Senior Freeze program is very important to Hunterdon County seniors which is why we are helping to spread the word about program eligibility. Our Board understands that many seniors live on a fixed income and that is one of the reasons why the Commissioner Board has worked so hard to keep the County tax rate flat for 5 consecutive years,” Commissioner Director John Lanza siad.
The revised income eligibility states that the total annual income (combined if you were married or in a civil union and lived in the same home) has been increased to $94,178 for 2021.
Deputy Director Zach Rich said, “The Senior Freeze program is an essential tool to keeping senior citizens in their homes in New Jersey.”
The “Senior Freeze” property tax relief program reimburses participants for any property tax increases after successful enrollment. The participant receives a paper check according to the state’s schedule and all enrollees must live in New Jersey for at least ten years to qualify for the program.
“Ensuring that our seniors are aware of property tax relief programs like the Senior Tax Freeze is important part of my responsibilities as liaison to the Division of Senior, Disabilities, and Veterans Services. Unfortunately, sometimes eligible residents are unaware of this important tax relief program which is why we are helping to spread the word,” Commissioner Jeff Kuhl said.
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