You are eligible for this credit if you provided care for a relative who is a qualifying armed services member and your gross income was $100,000 or less (married/civil union, filing joint; head of household; qualifying widow(er)) or $50,000 or less (single; married/civil union, filing separate).
A relative is a: Spouse; Parent; Child; Brother; Sister; Grandparent; Grandchild; Aunt; Uncle; First Cousin; Nephew; Niece; Great-grandparent; Great-grandchild; This includes relationships by marriage (e.g. Stepchild, mother-in-law, ect.).
A Qualifying armed service member is a person who:
*Was honorably discharged or released under honorable circumstances by the last day of the tax year, and
*Has a disability arising from active U.S. military service in any war or conflict on or after September 11, 2001, and
*Has either a 100% disability rating or receives individual unemployability benefits (one disability of at least 60% or two disabilities with a combined rating of at least 70% and on of those is at least 40%), and
*Lived with you in New Jersey for at least six months of the tax year.
To calculate the credit, go to page 40 in the New Jersey Resident Income Tax Return Instruction Booklet.
If you owe tax, you
may still make a donation by indicating the amount of your
contribution on the corresponding line(s). NJ WebFile will
automatically add the amount(s) to your balance due. Make
your check for the total amount payable to State of New
Jersey - TGI.
You may pay your 2018 New Jersey income
taxes by electronic check (e-check) or credit card (Visa,
American Express, MasterCard or Discover).
If the amount of tax you owe is more
than $400, you may want to increase your estimated payments
or contact your employer for Form NJ-W4 to increase your
withholdings to avoid future interest assessments. For more
information on estimated taxes, request Tax Topic Bulletin
GIT-8, Estimating Income Taxes.
Enter the amount of your overpayment that
you wish to credit to your 2019 tax liability.
Whether you have an overpayment or a balance
due, you may make a donation to any of the following funds:
Veterans' Memorial Fund
Cancer Research Fund
New Jersey Educational Museum Fund
- Other Designated
Contribution (Drug Abuse Education Fund, Korean Veterans'
Memorial Fund, Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Education
Fund, NJ-AIDS Services Fund, Literacy Volunteers of America-New
Jersey Fund, New Jersey Prostate Cancer Research Fund, World Trade Center Scholarship Fund, New Jersey Veterans Haven Support Fund, Community Food Pantry Fund, Cat and Dog Spay/Neuter Fund, New Jersey Lung Cancer Research Fund, Boys & Girls Clubs in NJ Fund, NJ National Guard State Family Readiness Council Fund, American Red Cross - NJ Fund, New Jersey Girl Scouts Councils in New Jersey Fund, Homeless Veterans Grant Fund, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – New Jersey Fund, Northern New Jersey Veterans Memorial Cemetery Development Fund, New Jersey Farm to School and School Garden Fund, Local Library Support Fund, ALS Association Support Fund), Fund for the Support of New Jersey Nonprofit Veterans Organizations, New Jersey Yellow Ribbon Fund, Autism Programs Fund, Boy Scouts Councils in New Jersey Fund, NJ Memorials to War Veterans Maintenance Fund, Jersey Fresh Program Fund, or the NJ World War II Veterans' Memorial Fund.
Indicate the amount you want to contribute
by checking the appropriate box(es) or entering the specific
amount you wish to contribute. The amount you donate will
reduce your refund or increase your balance due.
Jersey - Endangered Wildlife Fund
Help keep NJ's wildlife in our future!
Over 84 endangered and threatened species struggle for
survival in NJ, the most densely populated state in the
nation - and each day brings them closer to extinction.
You can help our biologists stem the tide of species and
habitat loss. Contributions from compassionate people
like you go toward conservation, research, restoration,
and education - real dollars that help the Endangered
& Nongame Species Program protect imperiled animals
such as the bald eagle, bobcat, and bog turtle, plus over
400 other nongame species in NJ. We receive no state-dedicated
funding and rely on your support, so this year please
"Check Off for Wildlife." Thank you!
for more info. For a free subscription to our newsletter,
please write to Conserve Wildlife Foundation, PO Box 400,
Trenton, NJ 08625-0400, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call
Jersey - Children's Trust Fund
"A Person Who Cares Can Prevent Child Abuse"
Every year thousands of children in
New Jersey are neglected and abused. We rely on your support
to ensure that community-based programs throughout New
Jersey have the resources to prevent these tragedies and
strengthen families. 100% of your contribution goes directly
to support child abuse prevention programs such as:
education and support groups
visitation for parents of newborns
care for children with special needs and their families
You can help children in New Jersey
have a safe and healthy childhood.
For more information and/or a copy
of the Children's Trust Fund's booklet of current programs
please contact: NJ Children's Trust Fund, PO Box 717,
Trenton, NJ 08625-0717
Jersey - Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Fund
"To Remember, To Heal, To Honor"
Your support honors 1,557 New Jerseyans whose names are
engraved on the Memorial and helps us teach future generations
about this unique time in our nation's history at the
Vietnam Era Educational Center.
For more information, write:
New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial, PO Box 648, Holmdel,
Jersey - Breast Cancer Research Fund
YOUR STATE TAX REFUND TODAY HELPS OUR DAUGHTERS TOMORROW
Join the fight against breast cancer
and help New Jersey based researchers find a cure now
so our daughters won't have to fight this disease in the
future. 100% of your donation supports research relating
to the prevention, screening, treatment, and cure of breast
cancer. For further information,
please contact: The New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research,
PO Box 360, Trenton,
Jersey - U.S.S.
New Jersey Educational
BATTLESHIP NEW JERSEY
Mission: Support the Battleship New Jersey
Help the continued restoration and preservation of
our nation's most decorated battleship -- the Battleship New Jersey Museum
and Memorial along the Camden Waterfront. Your contribution goes directly
to restoring this historic vessel and expanding her educational programs for
all residents of our state to enjoy and learn.
For more information visit http://www.battleshipnewjersey.org
or call 1-866-877-6262
Tours available daily.
New Jersey - Drug Abuse
Education Fund - (01)
L.E.A.D Inc., 5 South Main St., Allentown, NJ 08501
New Jersey Korean Veterans'
Memorial Fund - (02)
Korean War Memorial, c/o Dept. of Military and Veterans
Affairs, Attn: DVS, PO Box 340, Eggert Crossing Road,
Trenton, NJ 08625-0340
New Jersey - Organ and
Tissue Donor Awareness Education Fund - (03)
New Jersey - NJ-AIDS Services
Fund - (04)
New Jersey - Literacy
Volunteers of America - New Jersey Fund - (05)
New Jersey - New Jersey Prostate Cancer Research Fund - (06)
The New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research
New Jersey - World Trade Center Scholarship Fund - (07)
New Jersey - New Jersey Veterans Haven Support Fund - (08)
For more information visit www.state.nj.us/military/vetshaven/index.html.
New Jersey - Community Food Pantry Fund - (09)
New Jersey - Cat and Dog Spay/Neuter Fund - (10)
New Jersey - New Jersey Lung Cancer Fund - (11)
New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research
New Jersey - Boys and Girls Clubs in New Jersey Fund - (12)
New Jersey - NJ National Guard State Family Readiness Council Fund - (13)
New Jersey - American Red Cross NJ Fund - (14)
Phone: 1-800-RED CROSS
New Jersey - Girl Scouts Councils in New Jersey Fund- (15)
New Jersey - Homeless Veterans Grant Fund - (16)
New Jersey - Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - New Jersey - (17)
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society New Jersey Chapter,
14 Commerce Drive, Ste. 301, Cranford, NJ 07016
Phone: 908-956-6600 Fax: 908-956-6601
New Jersey - Northern New Jersey Veterans Memorial Cemetary Development Fund - (18)
New Jersey - New Jersey Farm to School and School Garden Fund - (19)
New Jersey - Local Library Support Fund - (20)
New Jersey - ALS Association Support Fund - (21)
Greater New York Chapter
Greater Philadelphia Chapter
New Jersey - Fund for the Support of New Jersey Nonprofit Veterans Organizations - (22)
New Jersey - New Jersey Yellow Ribbon Fund - (23)
New Jersey - Autism Programs Fund - (24)
New Jersey - Boy Scouts Councils in New Jersy Fund - (25)
New Jersey - NJ Memorial to War Veterans Maintenance Fund - (26)
New Jersey - Jersey Fresh Program Fund - (27)
New Jersey - NJ World War II Veterans' Memorial Fund - (28)
The Division encourages you to use Direct
Deposit. If you are a first time filer, you are required to use Direct Deposit.
The Division of Taxation will electronically deposit refunds to taxpayers’ accounts held by a U.S. financial institution, providing:
- An accurate account number and American Bankers Association (ABA) routing number is supplied; and
- The financial institution accepts direct deposits for the type of accounts designated
Taxpayers should verify routing and account numbers with their financial institutions. Although a
checking account routing number can usually be found on the face of a check, routing numbers for other
types of accounts are not always apparent. The NJ Division of Taxation assumes no responsibility for
taxpayer or preparer error. Taxpayers should ensure their account and routing information is accurately entered.
Errors could result in different scenarios. For example:
- If taxpayers omit a digit from the account or routing number of one account and the number
does not pass a validation check, the Division of Taxation will mail a check for the entire amount of their refund.
- If taxpayers incorrectly enter an account or routing number and a designated financial institution rejects and returns
the deposits to the Division of Taxation, the Division of Taxation will issue a check for that portion of the refund.
- If taxpayers incorrectly enter an account or routing number belonging to others and the designated financial institutions
accepts the deposits, taxpayers must work directly with the respective financial institution to recover the funds.
Generally, we process returns filed electronically (those filed online using our NJ WebFile service or filed by computer software) faster than returns filed on paper.
- Processing of electronic returns typically takes a minimum of 4 weeks.
- Processing of paper tax returns typically takes a minimum of 12 weeks.
- Returns that require manual processing may take 12 weeks or longer whether the return was filed electronically or on paper.
Check the Status of your Refund
You should only use the Online Refund Status Service if you filed your return at least 4 weeks ago (electronically) or 12 weeks ago (paper).
The balance of tax due need not be paid
in full when your return is filed, but it must be paid in
full by the original due date of the return. If you owe less
than $1, no payment is required. You may make your payment
by check or money order, electronic check (e-check), or credit
Check or Money Order.
NJ WebFile will calculate your payment
due (if appropriate). If you have a payment due, remit
the proper amount with the payment voucher, Form NJ-1040-V. Make your
check or money order payable to State of New Jersey -
TGI. Write your Social Security number on the check or
money order. Use Social Security numbers of both husband
and wife for a joint return. Please be sure that your
Social Security number matches the Social Security number
listed first on your 2018 New Jersey resident tax return.
You are not required to submit your payment
on the same date as your NJ WebFile transmission, however,
your payment must be postmarked by April 15, 2019 to avoid
penalty and interest charges. Mail your voucher with payment
State of New Jersey
Division of Taxation
PO Box 196
Trenton, NJ 08645-0196
You may also pay your 2018 New Jersey
income taxes or make a payment of estimated tax for 2019
by credit card. Visit the Divisions web site
and use a Visa, American Express, MasterCard, or Discover
Novus credit card. Do not send in the payment voucher
if you pay your taxes by credit card.
Electronic Check (e-check)
You may be able to pay your 2018 New
Jersey income taxes or make a payment of estimated tax
for 2019 by e-check. When making a payment by e-check,
you will be required to enter your bank's routing number
and your account number. The payment will be debited from
your account within 3-5 business days.
If you did not choose to pay be e-check
during your WebFile session, you can still pay be e-check
on the Division's Web site .
You may also call the Division's Customer Service Center
at 609-292-6400. Do not send in the payment voucher if
you pay your taxes by e-check.
When using e-check on the Web, you
will need your social security number and date of birth
to make a payment. Be sure the social security number
and date of birth you enter matches the first social security
number shown on the form for which you are making your
Note: If you do not enter your social
security number and date of birth properly, you will not
be able to pay be e-check. To verify your identity the
Division will compare the date of birth you provide with
the date of birth on file for you with the Social Security
The Division of Taxation has three years
from the date you file your income tax return or the original
due date of the return, whichever is later, to send you
a bill for additional taxes you owe. There is no time limit
if you do not file your tax return, or if you file a false
or fraudulent return with the intent to evade tax. The time
limit may be extended if:
- You amended
or the IRS adjusted your Federal taxable income or your
Federal earned income credit;
- You amended
your New Jersey taxable income;
- You entered
into a written agreement with the Division extending the
time to make an assessment;
- You omit
more than 25% of your gross income on your income tax
- An erroneous
refund is made as a result of fraud or misrepresentation
by the taxpayer.