The deadline for filing is December 30th, 2022.
More than three million residents are eligible for up to $1,500 in property tax relief under the ANCHOR program.
To be eligible for this year’s benefit, you must have occupied your primary residence on October 1st, 2019. You must also file (or be exempt from) NJ income taxes.
Payments will be sent no later than May 2023.
Who is eligible for the ANCHOR program?
ANCHOR eligibility is as follows:
Homeowners with incomes of $150,000 or less will receive $1,500. Homeowners with incomes more than $150,000 and up to $250,000 will receive $1,000.
Renters with incomes of $150,000 or less will receive $450.
How do I apply?
Eligible homeowners can apply online, by phone, or upload or mail a paper application and necessary attachments using our electronic filing system.
Eligible renters can apply online, or upload or mail a paper application and necessary attachments using our electronic filing system (no phone option).
Apply by phone: 1-877-658-2972 Request a paper application:
Homeowners only – If you received a mailer with an ID and PIN, access theonline filing system. Input the ID and PIN. On the next screen, select the electronic filing system link to complete the application online and upload the paper application with attachments (if required) OR download, print and mail the completed paper application with attachments.
If you did not receive a mailer or email but filed a Homestead Benefit Application last year, access the online ID and PIN inquiry system to retrieve your ANCHOR ID and PIN. Then follow the guidance above.
Tenants do not receive a special ID and PIN.
Tenants will enter their taxpayer ID (SSN or ITIN) then answer the filing questions.
For those tenants who must file a paper application,see Form ANCHOR-T . These applications can be completed online and uploaded using our electronic filing system OR downloaded, printed, and mailed.
You are considered a homeowner if, on October 1, 2019, you:
Owned a house,
Owned a condominium and paid property taxes on your unit; Were a resident shareholder of a cooperative housing complex;
Were a resident of a continuing care retirement community and your continuing care contract requires you to pay the proportionate share of property taxes attributable to your unit.
You do not qualify if your residence was completely exempt from paying property taxes or you made P.I.L.O.T. (Payments-in-Lieu-of-Tax) payments.
You are considered a tenant if, on October 1, 2019, you:
Rented an apartment, condominium, or house;
Rented or owned a mobile home located in a mobile home park.
You do not qualify if you lived in tax-exempt, subsidized, or campus housing.