New Veteran Deduction & Exemption

On November 3, 2020, New Jersey voters approved a Constitutional Amendment, effective December 4, 2020, to eliminate the wartime service requirement for both the $250 Veteran Property Tax Deduction and the Disabled Veteran Property Tax Exemption.

Beginning December 4, 2020 to receive both these veteran benefits, active military service is still required as well as an honorable discharge. However, when and where the veteran served are no longer criteria for eligibility, as long as he or she was called to active duty. Reservists and National Guard personnel must still be called to active duty to qualify. Active Duty for Training continues to be non- qualifying.

With respect to the $250 Veteran Property Tax Deduction, the pretax year is October 1, 2020 with the Deduction applied to the property’s taxes for calendar tax year 2021.

So essentially now any veteran who was called to “active duty” regardless of time period is eligible for the yearly tax deduction of $250.00. Surviving spouse's also qualify. The deduction will begin in 2021, as long as all criteria is met by October 1, 2020.

Completed applications can be returned with discharge papers to: 

Fair Lawn Tax Assessor
8-01 Fair Lawn Avenue
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410

201-794-5318

Application Forms: 

Constitutional Amendment Announcement - Veteran Property Tax Deduction

VSS - Veteran Property Tax Deduction Form

DVSSE - Disabled Veteran Property Tax Deduction Form