Many Roselle Taxpayers Have Yet to Apply for ANCHOR Benefits - Deadline: Feb. 28, 2023

Many Roselle Taxpayers Have Yet to Apply for ANCHOR Benefits
Feb. 28 Deadline for Eligible Homeowners and Taxpayers to Apply for a Tax Rebate

State officials believe that many eligible taxpayers have not yet applied for a tax rebate through the ANCHOR program, with a deadline set for February 28. 

According to the latest state figures, postcards were mailed to 4,953 homeowners in Roselle that the state believes may be eligible for the program. Only 2,177 homeowners filed as of January 18, leaving a potential pool of 2,776 Roselle homeowners who may be entitled to a rebate of up to $1,500, but have yet to register. 

Meanwhile, the state mailed postcards to 2,370 tenants in Roselle, of which 594 have filed for benefits so far. That leaves approximately 1,776 eligible tenants from Roselle who could be losing a $450 rebate, under assumptions from the state Treasury Department.

If you owned or rented your main residence in New Jersey on October 1, 2019 and met the income requirements, you qualify for property tax relief under the ANCHOR program. But you need to apply by the Feb. 28 deadline. 

“With so many residents having yet to register, I urge you to share the February 28 deadline with your friends, neighbors and community members,” said Mayor Donald Shaw. “It is very important that every eligible Roselle family receive this rebate; they first must simply apply.”

Homeowners with income of $150,000 or less will receive $1,500, while homeowners with income of more than $150,000 and up to $250,000 will receive $1,000. Renters with income of $150,000 or less will receive $450. 

The state is planning to pay ANCHOR benefits in late spring in the form of direct deposit or check to eligible applicants. ANCHOR is replacing the state’s Homestead rebate program.

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