New Jersey 2011: Property Tax on Principal Residence
New Jersey homeowners who paid property taxes on their principal residence may be allowed to reduce their New Jersey tax.
Certain customers, who paid property taxes, may have filed an incorrect New Jersey tax return.
TurboTax has fixed this issue.
How to tell if you may be impacted
You may be affected if ALL of the following are true:
- You filed your 2011 New Jersey tax return before January 28, 2012 AND
- Your federal tax return included a Form 1098 (Mortgage Interest Statement) with an amount in Box 5 (Property tax) AND
- You federal tax return included a Schedule A (Itemized Deduction) with an amount on Line 6 (Real estate taxes) AND
- You did not have an amount listed on Form NJ-1040, Page 2, Line 36A (Total property taxes paid)
If you are affected, you may have overpaid your New Jersey tax. You may need to amend your New Jersey tax return.
You can make the corrections yourself.
- To do it yourself, please follow these step-by-step instructions.
- After you make the changes to your tax return, you will need to mail a copy of your amended state return.
- Your printed return will include instructions on how and where to mail it.
- If you need assistance, call us at the phone number in the email.
Or let us do the work for you.
- Please download and print this Authorization Form.
- Complete the form and fax it to us at the number printed at the top of the form.
- A TurboTax representative will contact you (within 15 days) when your corrected return is ready to be securely emailed back to you.
- You can print, sign, and mail the corrected return to the state taxing authority.
If you need to contact us, please use the phone number in the email from TurboTax and tell the representative you’re calling about the New Jersey 2011: Property Tax.