Gopal, Houghtaling and Downey Promote Veterans Income Tax Exemption

Senator Vin Gopal, Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling and Assemblywoman Joann Downey urge residents to apply for an Income Tax Exemption that benefits local veterans.

The Veteran Income Tax Exemption allows eligible veterans to receive a $3,000 exemption on their Income Tax returns.

“New Jersey’s veterans are heroes who have made significant sacrifices to serve and protect this nation. Now, it is our turn to serve them. This income tax exemption is the least we can do in an effort to repay our debt of gratitude,” said Sen. Gopal.

“It is important our veterans know they are not forgotten. We as a nation are eternally grateful for their service and sacrifice. We are proud to be able to provide this tax exemption,” said Assemblyman Houghtaling.

“We are honored to have the opportunity to support our veterans here in New Jersey,” said Assemblywoman Downey. “This is a well-deserved tax break for New Jersey’s veterans. We encourage all eligible veterans to take advantage of this exemption and invite you to call our office with any questions you may have.”

If you are a veteran who was honorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces, or if you are a spouse of a veteran who passed away in 2017, you are eligible for this exemption.

To claim the Veterans Income Tax Exemption you must fill out a one-page submission form and send it to the New Jersey Division of Taxation along with a Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty. You will not be able to claim this exemption without completing this application process.

To receive a submission form, call the District 11 Legislative Office at (732) 695-3371. Submission forms can also be found at