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New Jersey Property Tax Rebate Increasing for Renters

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As a renter, over the last few years I’ve been receiving $75 tax rebates, usually by surprise, months after filing taxes. On the governor’s budget plan, the rebate for renters will increase up to $350. Low income renters will see this biggest increase, while those earning between $50,001 and $100,000 like myself will get an increase of only $5.

For renters, an estimated 18% of the total rent paid over the year goes towards property taxes. For me, at $900 a month for my one bedroom apartment, about $1,944 goes towards property tax according to this estimate. The $80 rebate is about 4% of that property tax “bill.”

Homeowners will get much larger rebates, between 10% and 20% of their entire property tax bill. [Home News Tribune: Rebate Increases Set]

Updated August 9, 2011 and originally published February 28, 2007. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.

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avatar ib

my state has rebates for renters. unfortunately (only for this i guess), every year i make just a shave “too much” to qualify! i am always really close, so it’s kind of frustrating. i believe my state gives up to $500 or around that.

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avatar Jason

Unfortunately my state has no rebate for renters. :(

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avatar Bobby

Not sure why they have a rebate…why don’t they just reduce taxes by that amount?

Oh, that’s right, they get the free loans from taxpayers.

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avatar Bobby

I hope OnRebate.com isn’t handling those rebates. See this on Consumerist.com.

http://consumerist.com/consumer/tigerdirect/why-rebates-suck-tigerdirect-and-onrebate-160882.php

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avatar Luke Landes ♦127,495 (Platinum)

The article says that the Governor is pushing for the rebate to be reworked as a credit, so the tax benefit is realized in your refund or in your tax due, rather than having to wait around for a separate check.

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avatar James

Felxo,

Ya gotta buy a house man, whats with this renting stuff?!

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avatar debdeb

i want to no if jersey gets rebates bcause i did not why

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avatar CD

HI,
I rent an apartment in NJ and I work in Manhattan. Can I still get the rebate?
I”ve never received it before. I’ve lived in Jersey City for 2.5 years now.
Is there a seperate form to file to obtain this renters rebate?
Please write back.
I appreciate your help.
Thanks

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avatar grad08

CD: You need to go to this website and file a homestead rebate form, usually if you do your NJ tax on line at this website they automatically do the rebate form for you.

http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/index.html

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avatar mary

when will the rebate start

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avatar mary

when will I recieve my rent rebate

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avatar Donna

I am a little confused … will i get a $350 rebate or $80 rebate .. last year i got $300 , but when I go to the website it says $80

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avatar Harry Barton

Could you please tell me when the 2008 renter rebate will be sent out.I am disabled.

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avatar Fran

How do I go about applying for a NJ renters rebate? Please let me know I have no idea. thx

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avatar welesley a williams

would like to contact them re 2007 rebate

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avatar simpson

yes i believe the rebate check is coming out @ the end of july go to nj homestead rebate site and they give a phone # to call and you can also check your status

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avatar Jersey City Condominium

oh,

New Jersey Property Tax Rebate Increasing for Renters

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avatar D. Arca

I live in New Jersey, can I avail of the renter’s rebate? How much if I rent $1690.00/mo?

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avatar Luke Landes ♦127,495 (Platinum)

The renter’s rebate is now included as a line item in New Jersey’s state income tax return.

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avatar PO'D JOE

Why isn’t this article dated. I am doing my taxes now and it’s telling me I can’t claim a property tax rebate if I am renting. Why isn’t this article dated. It can be from 6 years ago. It would be so simple to put a date on the article. Why hasn’t this been done. Even the comments aren’t dated, do you know how frustrating it is to not know whether you are looking at some out of date crap from ten years ago or more? PLEASE DATE THE FRIGGIN ARTICLES FFS

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avatar Luke Landes ♦127,495 (Platinum)

There’s a date at the bottom of every article.

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