Additional State Income Tax Exemption for New Jersey Veterans
Welcome news: the State of New Jersey, Department of the Treasury, Division of Taxation has announced that veterans 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 will be able to claim an additional $3,000.00 exemption on their New Jersey Gross Income Tax returns commencing with tax year 2017. The exemption applies to all such veterans not just those separating from service in 2017, and applies for tax years going forward, not just for 2017. A copy of Form DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, must be filed the first time the exemption is being claimed. The form does not need to be provided each year. The United States National Archives and Records Administration can assist with obtaining a copy of the DD-214. You can certify for the exemption by sending a copy of your DD-214 and Veteran Exemption Submission Form before you file, which may help process your return faster. A 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 a joint return is being filed. This exemption is in addition to any other exemptions the veteran taxpayer is entitled to claim and is available on both resident and nonresident returns. The exemption, however, can not be claimed for a domestic partner or for dependents.
To read Division of Taxation announcement see:
For copy of Veteran Exemption Submission Form:
For obtaining copy of your Form DD-214: