Desk of Karin Kneafsey, Tax Collector
YOU CAN NOW MAKE ONLINE TAX PAYMENTS!
LINK TO MAKE PAYMENTS
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Property Tax in New Jersey
The League has revised its special report explaining why property taxes in New Jersey are so high! It has been posted on our website at http://www.njslom.org/tax_brochure.html.
We are hopeful that this overview of the situation will help you to better participate in the debate over this critical issue. As you are well aware, rising property taxes are a major factor in driving people away from New Jersey. The time has come to lower these regressive taxes with the help of state officials.
We hope that this “Short and Simple Glimpse” at this issue will help the people of our State familiarize themselves with the history of the debate and the steps the League is currently taking to bring about property tax reform. You may want to link this report to your municipal website, to assist in sharing this information with you constituents.
Tax Distribution Chart
View a chart listing the use of your property tax dollars.
For Franklin Township, Warren County: http://22.214.171.124
2016 Tax Rate
From Tax Assessor, Eloise Hagaman -- the tax rate for
Franklin Township is now 2.895.
The following is general information that you may find
helpful when reviewing you tax payment schedule.
Tax payments are due on the first day of February, May,
August and November.
Tax bills are mailed out once a year, during the summer.
If you have not yet received this year's bill, please call the office
to request a copy.
There is a ten-day grace period given for Tax payments.
The payment must be received by the tenth day of each respective quarter.
Payments received after the tenth day are subject to interest at a rate
of 8% per annum on the first $1,500.00 and 18% per annum over $1,500.00.
A 6% year-end penalty is charged on any delinquency in excess of $10,000.00
that remains unpaid on December 31st.
Tax payments can be made either by mail or in person.
Office hours are every Monday and Wednesday from 6:30-8:00pm and the
first Saturday of February, May, August and November from 9:00-11:00am.
Our mailing address is P.O. Box 547, Broadway, NJ 08808. Please include
the appropriate stub with your payment. If payment is made by mail and
a receipt is requested, please include the entire bill and a self-addressed
If there is any change your mailing address, please
remember to contact the office, so that we may update our records. If
your property is sold, please take the Tax bills to your closing to
be turned over to the new owner.
If you have any questions or problems you can call the
office at 689-3994 extension 19, come in during office hours or call
to set up an appointment during off hours.
Property Tax Deductions
There are two types of tax deductions available for
qualified property owners. In both cases, there are several eligibility
requirements that must be met . If you think that you may qualify for
these deductions, please call the Tax Collector or Tax Assessor's office
for additional information.
A property tax deduction exists for property owners who are U.S. veterans
or are the surviving spouse of a Veteran. Among requirements which must
be met are an honorable discharge from active service from any branch
of the armed forces and having had served during time of war.
SENIOR CITIZEN OR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
The tax deduction for a Senior Citizen or Persons with Disabilities
or the surviving spouse of a Senior Citizen or Person with Disabilities
is $250.00. To qualify for this deduction, the Senior Citizen or Person
with Disabilities must have an income of less than $10,000.00 excluding
social security or state and federal pensions, as well as meeting other
of New Jersey Property Tax Reimbursement
In January 1998, a new state law was signed that "freezes"
property taxes at their 1997 level for eligible Senior Citizens and/or
Persons with Disabilities. Eligible property owners will continue to
pay taxes as they are billed by the Borough and file for reimbursement
from the State of New Jersey on
PROPERTY TAX REIMBURSEMENT FOR SENIOR CITIZENS AND PERSONS
A few of the eligibility requirements are that the property owner must:
be over 65 years old or receiving Federal Social Security disability
benefits and be owner of a homestead and have a 1997 income of less
that $ 17,918, if single or combined income of $ 21,970, if married,
(annual income includes virtually all income). The State of New Jersey
has established a hotline to assist taxpayers with their questions,