Tax Deductions

There are also five Tax Deductions of $250 each that a residential property owner may request. Just download the appropriate application, complete it, and mail the application with the requested documentation (proof of age or military service, etc.) to:
Township of East Brunswick
Tax Assessor's Office
P.O. Box 1081
East Brunswick, NJ 08816

Senior Citizen - $250 Deduction

  • You were 65 years old or older as of December 31st of last year and have proof of age.
  • You owned the house and lived in it on or before October 1st of last year and still live in the house
  • You were a citizen and resident of New Jersey for 1 year or more as of October 1st of last year.
  • You and that of your spouse/civil union partner combined have an income of $10,000 or less not including the income from one of the following:

Surviving Spouse/Civil Union Partner of a Senior Citizen Deduction
Surviving Spouse/Civil Union Partner of a Permanently & Totally Disabled Person Deduction - $250

  • You were 55 years old or older when your spouse/civil union partner died and you can show proof of your age at that time.
  • The deceased spouse/civil union partner was receiving a Senior Citizen deduction or a deduction for a Permanently and Totally Disabled Person at the time of his or her death.
  • You, as the surviving spouse/civil union partner, have not remarried.
  • Same as the final 3 Senior Citizen Guidelines.
  • You must live in same house which you owned with your deceased spouse/civil union partner.
  • Senior Deduction Form (PDF)

Permanently & Totally Disabled Person Deduction - $250

  • You must be permanently and totally disabled as of December 31st of last year and have paperwork from Social Security and, when possible, a doctor, declaring you are 100% permanently and totally disabled.
  • Same as the final 3 Senior Citizen Deduction Guidelines.
  • Senior Deduction Form (PDF)

Veteran's Deduction - $250

  • You must have served in the following:
    • Air Force
    • Army
    • Coast Guard
    • Marines
    • Navy
    • Or served in a reserve unit with any of the armed forces, during a time of war. 
    • "Time of War" means military service during one or more of the specific periods listed on the front of the Veteran's claim form. Active duty for training or field training purposes as a member of a reserve component does not constitute active service time of war unless activated into Federal military service by Presidential or Congressional order.
  • You must have been honorably discharged or released and submit a copy of your DD214 Discharge Papers to the Tax Assessor.
  • You must be a citizen and resident of New Jersey. Seasonal residence does not count. You must live in New Jersey for the majority of the year.
  • You must own the property in full or part as of October 1st of last year.
  • Veteran Deduction Form (PDF)

Surviving Spouse/Civil Union Partner of a Veteran Deduction - $ 250

  • Your spouse/civil union partner had met all the Veteran Deduction Qualifications even if they did not receive the deduction while alive.
  • Submit a copy of the Veteran's DD214 and Death Certificate to Tax Assessor.
  • Surviving spouse/civil union partner must not remarry.
  • Veteran Deduction Form (PDF)

Disabled Veteran or Widow(er) of a Disabled Veteran or Service-Person
Exemption from Real Estate Taxes

There is also a Real Estate Tax Exemption (PDF) for Individuals whom are declared 100 % Disabled due to a war or service related incident or series of events and for the Widow of a 100 % Disabled Veteran or Serviceman killed in the service of our Country.

  • The Disabled Individual must have served in the following:
    • Air Force
    • Army
    • Coast Guard
    • Marines
    • Navy
    • Or served in a reserve unit with any of the armed forces, during a time of war. "Time of War" guidelines are set by the State of New Jersey.
  • You must have been honorably discharged or released and submit a copy of your DD214 Discharge Papers and your Declaration of 100% Disability due to Service Related Incidence from the Department of Veteran's Affairs. In the case of a Widow of a Service-person killed during the service of our Country, please submit the proper Death Certificate.
  • You must be a citizen and resident of New Jersey. Seasonal residence does not count. You must live in New Jersey for the majority of the year.
  • You must own and occupy the property in full or with your spouse only or have a life estates rights to the property.
  • A widow or widower can not re-marry.

Note: Tax Exemption is for the home and property needed by the disabled veteran to live a standard, normal life.