Questions from taxpayers pertaining to the Homestead Benefit Program
should be directed to (888) 238-1233 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and
5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding State holidays
Andover Borough Tax Collector, Attention: Jessica Caruso, 137 Main Street,
Andover, NJ 07821
Please be advised that the State of New Jersey does not allow the Tax
Collector to acknowledge postmarks, therefore, taxes must be received in
the office on or before the 10th. However, if the 10th falls on a weekend
or legal holiday, you have until the next business day to make payment.
Payments received after the grace period will be assessed 8% interest per
annum on the first $1500.00 of delinquency and 18% per annum on all
balances over $1500.00. Any balances over $10,000.00 at December 31 will
be assessed an additional flat 6% penalty.
* Property tax bills are mailed once a year in July and contain four (4)
* Taxes are due February 1, May 1, August 1 and November 1.
* If you pay your taxes through your mortgage company, the statement will
say "This is not a bill, for advice only". If you receive an "advise only"
statement, but do not have a mortgage company, please use this statement
to pay your taxes
* When selling your property, this bill must be handed over to the new
owner at the time of closing
* Failure to receive a tax bill does not exempt you from paying your taxes
or the interest due on delinquent taxes.
Property Tax Reimbursement UPDATE:
The Property Tax Reimbursement (Senior Freeze) Program reimburses
applicants for the property tax increases they incur each year. Applicants
must continue to meet all the income eligibility and residency
requirements and must file an application each year to receive the
reimbursement. The Division of Taxation has extended the application
deadline from to October 17, 2016.
Tax Relief Programs:
Property Tax Reimbursement: A program only for those 65 or older or those
receiving federal disability benefits. They must have paid property taxes
on their principal residence directly or through mobile home park fees.
Applicants must be NJ residents for at least 10 years and must have lived
in the residence on which the reimbursement is claimed for at least 3
years. There are income limitations. Applicants must meet all requirements
for the base and reimbursement years. The reimbursements equal to the
difference between the taxes paid in the reimbursement year and the base
year. This program is administered by the NJ Division of Taxation. Filing
deadline is generally June 1; however, the deadline has been known to be
extended from time to time. Please call 1-800-882-6597 for information or
to request form PTR-1.
Senior Citizen's / Disabled Annual Property Tax Deduction:
An annual $250 deduction for those 65 or older or permanently and totally
disabled or qualifies as a surviving spouse of a senior citizen or
disabled person with incomes less than $10,000 per year, excluding Social
Security payments and other permitted exclusions. Applications must own
and reside in the home on which the deduction is claimed.
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Citizens / Disabled Annual Tax Deduction Form
An annual deduction of $250 from property taxes is available to qualified
veterans or non-remarried widows of veterans. Claimant must be a New
Jersey citizen prior to October 1st of pretax year.
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Veterans, who were honorably discharged and actively served during the
following wars may apply for a deduction: Joint Guard Mission-Bosnia and
Herzegovina, Joint Endeavor Mission-Bosnia and Herzegovina, Restore Hope
Mission-Somalia, Operation "Desert Shield/Desert Storm", Panama
Peacekeeping Mission, Lebanon Peacekeeping Mission, Grenada Peacekeeping
Mission, Vietnam Conflict, Korean Conflict, World War I and World War II.
Dates of induction/service apply.
Veteran Disabled Exemption:
Criteria for this exemption is explained in the general instructions.
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