NEW JERSEY VETERANS PLEASE READ
$3,000 NJ EXEMPTION AVAILABLE
You are eligible for a $3,000 exemption on your New Jersey 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 by 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.
You must provide a copy of a Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (please see below for a list of acceptable forms) the first time you claim the exemption. This form does not need to be provided each year.
|DD 214||Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty|
|DD Form 256||Discharge Certificate|
|WD AGO 53||Enlisted Record and Report of Separation Honorable Discharge|
|WD AGO 53-98||Military Record and Report of Separation Certificate of Service|
|WD AGO 55||Honorable Discharge from the Army of the United States|
|NA Form 13038||Certificate of Military Service|
|NAVCG 553||Notice of Separation from U.S. Coast Guard|
|NAVMC 78PD||U.S. Marine Corps Report of Separation|
|NAVPERS 553||Certificate of Separation/Discharge from U.S. Navy|
|County Veteran ID Card||Veteran identification card issued by any of the New Jersey counties|
|Federal Veteran ID Card||Veteran identification card issued under the Veterans Identification Card Act|
You can certify for the exemption by sending a copy of one of the above and the completed copy of the Veteran Income Tax Exemption Submission Form (click here for form) to the NJ Division of Taxation IMMEDIATELY. It can take up to 90 days for you to receive approval; therefore, prompt submission will facilitate the timely filing of your tax return.
For further information, visit the website at: http://www.state.nj.us/tr