ANCHOR Property Tax Relief Program: Your Questions Answered

Many New Jerseyans have spent fruitless hours trying to get through on the phone to the state regarding the ANCHOR program.

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The ANCHOR deadline has been extended to February 28. Photo: Shutterstock

If, like many New Jerseyans, you’ve been spending fruitless hours trying to get through on the phone to the state so that you can apply for the ANCHOR property tax relief program, we have some answers from the state Division of Taxation.

First, the good news—the deadline to apply has been extended to February 28.

If you don’t know your ID number or PIN, which are necessary for homeowners to apply, you can email the Division at [email protected] You should receive a response in a few days, says state tax representative Greg Sherron.

“People here have been working almost around the clock to answer these emails, so we’re a few days behind,” he says.

New Jersey homeowners and renters—who lived at their New Jersey residence on October 1, 2019—are expected to benefit from the program, which offers direct relief for property tax payments. While homeowners need an ID number and PIN to apply, renters do not.

Homeowners making up to $150,000 will receive $1,500 rebates on their property tax bills, and those making between $150,000 and $250,000 will receive $1,000 rebates. Renters making up to $150,000 will receive $450 checks to offset rent increases.

New Jerseyans can get more information or file online here.

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