Liberty Township Tax Department
New Tax Assessor Hours
Please be advised that the Tax Assessor's day has changed and the hours have been reduced. The Tax Assessor, Penny Holenstein, has new office hours on MONDAY afternoons from 4:00 to 6:00 pm and the FIRST THURSDAY from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Penny may be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 908.637.4579, ext. 13
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New Farmland Law
NJ Property Tax Appeals
NJ Property Tax Appeal deadline for filing is 1 April.
Taxpayers may either review the SR1A book available from the Municipal Tax Assessor or the front office or do an internet search at NJACTB.org. Attached is a set of instructions from the Tax Assessor for someone to use if they chose to go on-line. If a homeowner is using this for appeal research they are going to need to determine which homes are most comparable to theirs and then make the comparisons for the County Tax Board.
A Short and Simple Glimpse at the Property Tax in New Jersey
“Look at this bill. How come my property taxes are so high?”
In order to answer that question, you need to consider all the factors that go into the computation of your property tax liability and how they can change from year to year.
Tax Rates 2010 - 2011 - 2012 - 2013 - 2014 - 2015 - 2016
Tax Due Dates:
Make checks payable to: Liberty Township Tax Collector
Grace period: 10 days (to the 10th of the month due)
Interest rate: 8% on the first $1500.00 and 18% on all delinquencies thereafter.
There is a 6% Year End Penalty on all balances (including interest) over $10,000.00 as of 12/31.
Taxes are billed once a year by the end of June after all budgets are approved.
The added assessment bills are sent in October. Added assessment bills are for improvements made after October 1st of the pretax year and before September 30th of the current year.
Liberty Township Tax Rate per $100.00 of assessment
After hours tax deposit box located at front entrance to the Municipal Building. (Brass mail slot to the right of front door, taxes fall into a locked box inside the building.)
Special Forms: Senior Citizen and Veterans deduction forms are available at the tax collector's office.
Please Note: A reserve for uncollected taxes is included in each year's budget.. If taxes are delinquent as of December 30th of the tax year, the reserve for uncollected taxes is increased, which in turn increases the tax rate. For this reason we urge everyone to try to pay his or her taxes by the due date.
Veteran and Surviving Spouse of Veteran Deductions -
Amount: $250.00 in 2003 and thereafter
Please check the application form for a complete list of qualifications.
1. Must have served in the United States Armed Forces in time of war or conflict.
Peacekeeping missions require a minimum of 14 days service in the actual combat zone except where service-incurred injury or disability occurs in the combat zone, then actual time served, though less than 14 days, is sufficient for purposes of property tax exemption or deduction. The 14 day requirement for Bosnia and Herzegovina may be met by service in one or both operations for 14 days continuously or in aggregate. For Bosnia and Herzegovina combat zone also includes the airspace above those nations.
2. Proof of residency: You must have been owner of record of the property as of October 1st of the pre-tax year to be eligible for 2004, you must have owned property as of October 1, 2003.
3. Honorably Discharged
4. Cannot be receiving the veterans deduction on any other property.
5. If you are a surviving Spouse:
Senior Citizen, Surviving Spouse or Disabled Person:
Application forms list complete qualifications.
Yearly, a PD5 form is sent to all Seniors, Surviving Spouses and Disabled Persons. The form verifies income and residency. It must be completed, signed and returned by March 1 each year to continue eligibility.
New Jersey's Property Tax Relief Hotlines:
Property Tax Reimbursement
Homestead Rebate Info hotline
NJ SAVER Rebate Hotline
Liberty Township Tax Office does not have any of the above forms.
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