Tax Deductions Available to Qualifying Residents

Veteran or Surviving Spouse of Veteran:
Veterans, who were honorably discharged and served in active duty during the following conflicts or wars may apply for a $250 deduction: Joint Guard Mission-Bosnia and Herzegovina, Joint Endeavor Mission-Bosnia and Herzegovina, Restore Hope Mission-Somalia, Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Panama Peacekeeping Mission, Lebanon Peacekeeping Mission, Grenada Peacekeeping Mission, Vietnam Conflict, Korean Conflict, World War II and World War I. Dates of Service apply. In order to qualify for the $250 Veteran Deduction you must: Own a residence in Franklin Lakes as of October 1 of the pretax year. Be Honorably Discharged from active service and provide a copy of your Discharge Papers and DD-214. Have served in one of the conflicts listed. Click here for the application.

100 Percent Permanently Disable Veteran or Surviving Spouse:
Qualified New Jersey Resident War Veterans having certain service-connected disabilities described in law or having been declared totally or 100% permanently disabled by the U.S. Veterans Administration are granted full tax exemption on the dwelling house and lot. Click here for the application.

Senior Citizen, Disable Person & Surviving Spouse:
An annual deduction of $250 from real property taxes on a home which is owned and occupied by a resident of Franklin Lakes as of October 1st of the pretax year, is 65 years or older or permanently and totally disabled or is a surviving spouse of a senior citizen or disabled person where income is $10,000 or less, not including social security. Click here for the application.

New Jersey Senior " Freeze" (Property Tax Reimbursement):
A reimbursement program that is administered by New Jersey Division of Taxation. Call 1-877-225-1312 or click here for more information.