New Jersey voters to decide on veterans tax break

The one question on every New Jersey resident’s ballot on Tuesday will address the state’s war veterans. According to an article published by, “Voters will be asked whether military veterans who live in continuing care retirement communities in the Garden State should get the same $250 annual property-tax deduction that veterans who live in their own home receive.”

Currently, these veterans who reside in continuing care retirement communities are not able to utilize the deduction because of the way they file their taxes. However, if the majority of New Jersey residents vote “yes” these veterans will be able to take advantage of the deduction. Here’s what New Jersey residents will see on their ballots:

“Do you approve amending the Constitution to allow eligible veterans to receive the value of the veterans’ property tax deduction if they reside in a continuing care retirement community? The deduction shall be provided to a continuing care retirement community, which shall pass the value of the deduction on to the eligible veterans who live there.”

Relevant pages: Veterans Disability