Tax Collector's Office
“**COVID-19 TAX COLLECTORS OFFICE UPDATE** Our offices have re-opened to the public effective July 6th, 2020, a face mask is required to enter the building. However, at this time we highly encourage residents to utilize the locked drop box located at the back door of the building for payments. With the current circumstances this box is checked multiple times a day, should they require a receipt they must include a self-addressed and stamped envelope. Payments can also be made via mailing into our office, on our website www.medfordtownship.com – left side of the homepage, popular links, online payments OR through their online banking system. PLEASE NOTE: payments made via personal online banking can take 10-14 days to reach us, we are mailed physical checks from their banking institution. Please understand cash payments are NOT recommended at this time for your safety and ours. However, any cash payment made must be with exact change or excess will be applied as a credit towards the following quarter for either taxes or utilities.
We also encourage residents to use the drop box located at the back entrance of the municipal building for NJ Senior Freeze forms that they would like certified. The forms we receive via the drop box and the mail are to the best of our ability certified and sent out within the same day, this would require a self-addressed and stamped envelope as well. PLEASE NOTE: the NJ Senior Freeze forms are not due to be filed with the State until November 2, 2020. As always we are available by phone and email in the office for any questions or concerns, we appreciate your cooperation and understanding during this time.
***E-BILLS for WATER/SEWER***
***E-Bills for Water and/or Sewer are available*** If interested EMAIL us. Please include your utility account number, property location address and the e-mail address you would like the e-bills sent to. Both owners and tenants may sign up. Remember if you receive an e-bill you will not receive a printed hard copy in the mail.
***All e-bills will be sent quarterly, approximately 30 days before the due date.***
***Homestead Rebate Information***
"In light of the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, the State has placed funding for Homestead Credits in reserve to meet emergency and statutorily required obligations."
***Important Tax Information***
***Tax Bills Are Due February 1, May 1, August 1 and November 1, there is a grace period through the 10th of the month unless the 10th is on a weekend or holiday that our office is closed, the grace period would be extended to the next business day.***
Final 2020/Preliminary 2021 Tax Bills were mailed September 25, 2020. The Online Payment System on the website has been updated with the 2020 final and 2021 preliminary amounts. Click HERE.
- Tax deduction applications for eligible veterans, senior citizens, disabled citizens and their surviving spouses must be filed by December 31.
- Taxpayers who receive certain tax deductions must file an annual post tax-year statement certifying their income on or before March 1. You will receive the required forms in January through the mail
- Special Assessment bills will be mailed in November of 2020; the due date will be January 6, 2021.
- Annual Sewer bills will also be mailed in November of 2020; the first installment will be due January 15, 2021, the second installment is due April 15, 2021, the third installment is due July 15, 2021 and the fourth installment is due October 15, 2021
***If Your Mailing Address has changed please send our office an EMAIL as we require these updates in writing***
Tax or Water & Sewer Reminders
If you would like to receive an e-mail reminder that your tax bill or water & sewer bill is due, please e-mail Jennifer at email@example.com. Approximately 20 days before the payment is due, you will receive an e-mail reminder from us.
Direct Debit Payments
Medford Township is pleased to offer the convenience of Direct Debit of your TAX and UTILITY (water/sewer) payments from your personal account to Medford Township's account. Complete and return an AUTOMATED CLEARING HOUSE (ACH) Authorization Agreement with a VOIDED CHECK from your account. There is NO additional charge/fee for this service. Completed Authorization Agreement forms for tax payments must be received by the 1st of the month preceding the due date. The tax transfer date will be the due date . Completed Authorization Forms for utility payments must be received by the 15th of the month preceding the due date month. The utility transfer date will be the 15th of the month due.
**If you take advantage of the ACH SERVICE, please remember if you sell your home or no longer wish to have this service active, you must notify our office in writing to remove the bank account information provided.**
Your account must be current to begin this service. Please note that separate authorization agreements must be completed for tax and for water/sewer utility payments.
You may also pay your Tax and Water/Sewer Utility payments on-line using e-checks, a VISA debit, or a credit card. The service fee for an e-check is $1.05. The service charge for a VISA debit and any other credit card is 2.95% of your total payment. Click here to make a payment.
**We accept cash and checks only in the Tax Office**
**If paying by check , including online checks from your Banking Institution, please identify the property the payment is intended for. You may use the Block & Lot Number, the Current Tax Account Number or the Property Location. This information is located in the top left section of the 2020/2021 Bill
**Do not send post-dated checks to the office, all post-dated checks will be returned to the sending party.**
***If using bill pay through your Banking Institution please allow a minimum of 14 days for our office to receive your payment.***
Please note: Online payments through your Banking Institution are not electronic transfers, your bank mails a physical check to our office. The Tax Office is mandated by State Statute to use the date payment is received, not the date on the check. Please check your bank’s policy on delivery times.
New Jersey Property Tax Relief Programs
The Township of Medford recently enacted Ordinance 2013-11 allowing for Tax Exemptions & Abatements in designated rehabilitation and redevelopment areas. Please contact the Tax Assessor's Office for more information.
Homestead Rebate Program:
To file applications by phone: 1-877-658-2972
To file applications online: www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation
To ask questions: 1-888-238-1233 (homeowners & tenants)
Online information: www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation
To check status (amount) of a filed rebate application: 1-877-658-2972
Taxation e-mail address for rebate questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Property Tax Reimbursement Program:
To ask questions: 1-800-882-6597
To check the status of a filed application: 1-800-882-6597
To listen to information or to order an application: 1-800-323-4400
Online information: www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation
Text Telephone Service (TTY/TDD) for Hard-of-Hearing Users: 1-800-286-6613 or 609-984-7300
Annual Property Tax Deduction for Senior Citizens, Disabled Persons:
Annual deduction of up to $250 from property taxes for homeowners age 65 or older or disabled who meet certain income and residency requirements. This benefit is administered by the local municipality.
Annual Deduction for Veterans:
Annual deduction of up to $250 from taxes due on the real or personal property of qualified war veterans and their unmarried surviving spouses/surviving civil union partners/surviving domestic partners. This benefit is administered by the local municipality.
**New**New Jersey Income Tax Exemption For Veterans**New**
Beginning with the 2017 tax year, NJ veterans who were honorably discharged or released under honorable circumstances may claim a $3,000 state income deduction that will reduce their NJ income tax.
The following link will take you to the state website and provide full information, including how you can register for it now which will speed up your state return when you file
Property Tax Exemption for Disabled Veterans:
Full exemption from property taxes on a principal residence for certain totally and permanently disabled war veterans and their unmarried surviving spouses/surviving civil union partners/surviving domestic partners. Unmarried surviving spouses/surviving civil union partners/surviving domestic partners of serviceperson who died on wartime active duty may also qualify. This benefit is administered by the local municipality.
Property Tax Reimbursement
Who is eligible: Homeowners, including owners of mobile homes located in mobile home parks, age 65 or older, or receiving Federal Social Security disability benefits, who paid property taxes on their principal residence in New Jersey either directly or through mobile home park site fees. Applicants must be New Jersey residents for at least the past 10 years, and lived in the home for which reimbursement is claimed for at least the last 3 years, and must meet certain income limits. Applicants must meet all requirements for both base year and reimbursement year.
What is the benefit:Reimbursement of the difference between the amount of property taxes paid for the base year and the amount paid or the reimbursement year.
How to File: Form PTR-1 for residents who did not receive a prior year’s reimbursement or Form PTR-2 for residents who did receive a prior year’s reimbursement.
When to File: The 2020 deadline for filing is November 2, 2020