Surviving Spouse of a Veteran or Service Person

Tax Deduction Claim by Surviving Spouse of Veteran or Serviceperson

Veteran Claimant
as of October 1 pretax year must:

    1. have had active wartime service in United States Armed Forces and been honorably discharged;
    2. own the property, wholly or in part, or hold legal title to the property for which deduction is claimed;
    3. be a citizen and legal or domiciliary resident of New Jersey.

Surviving Spouse Claimant
as of October 1 pretax year:

    1. document that the deceased veteran or serviceperson was a citizen and resident of New Jersey at death who had active wartime service in the United States Armed Forces and who was honorably discharged or who died on active duty;
    2. not have remarried;
    3. be a legal or domiciliary resident of New Jersey;
    4. own the property, wholly or in part, or hold legal title to the property for which deduction is claimed.

Deduction forms may be obtained by contacting the Assessor’s Office @ (732) 542-3400 ext. 222 or by selecting the links below.  Both of the below forms need to be completed.

Surviving Spouse of a Veteran or Serviceperson Deduction Forms

Supplemental Form for Peacekeeping Missions