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New for 2017:  $3000 NJ State Tax Exemption for Military Veterans


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New Veterans Tax Exemption  for 2017

You are eligible for a $3,000 exemption on your NJ Income Tax return if you are a military veteran who was honorably discharged or released under honorable circumstances from active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States on or any time before the last day of the tax year. Your spouse (or civil union partner) is also eligible for an exemption if he/she is a veteran who was honorably discharged or released under honorable circumstances and you are filing a joint return. This exemption is in addition to any other exemptions you are entitled to claim and is available on both the resident and nonresident returns. You cannot claim this exemption for a domestic partner or for your dependents.

Claiming the Exemption

  1. When completing your tax return, you must fill in the oval (resident return) or check the box (nonresident return) to indicate that you are claiming this exemption. Otherwise, the exemption(s) will be disallowed.
  2. You must provide official documentation showing that you were honorably discharged or released under honorable circumstances from active duty the first time you claim the exemption(s).  For further details, visit the following links:

    http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/newexemptionveterans.shtml

    http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/military/vetexemption.shtml