ASSEMBLY, No. 1890

 

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

 

211th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED JANUARY 22, 2004

 

 

Sponsored by:

Assemblywoman SHEILA Y. OLIVER

District 34 (Essex and Passaic)

Assemblyman JEFF VAN DREW

District 1 (Cape May, Atlantic and Cumberland)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Assemblyman Chiappone

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

    Requires Division of Taxation to display Senior Gold prescription program information on tax return instructions.

 

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

    As introduced.

 

(Sponsorship Updated As Of: 9/14/2004)


An Act concerning the "Senior Gold Prescription Discount Program" and supplementing P.L.2001, c.96 (C.30:4D-43 et seq.).

 

    Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

    1. The Director of the Division of Taxation in the Department of the Treasury shall prominently display the eligibility qualifications for and benefits available under the "Senior Gold Prescription Discount Program," established pursuant to P.L.2001, c.96 (C.30:4D-43 et seq.), in the accompanying instruction booklet that the division makes available annually to taxpayers for the purpose of filing the gross income tax under the "New Jersey Gross Income Tax Act," N.J.S.54A:1-1 et seq., commencing with the instruction booklet for the purpose of filing the New Jersey gross income tax for calendar year 2004. The director shall have the discretion to determine the placement of this information within the instruction booklet.

 

    2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

    This bill requires the Director of the Division of Taxation in the Department of the Treasury to prominently display the eligibility qualifications for and benefits available under the "Senior Gold Prescription Discount Program," N.J.S.A.30:4D-43 et seq., in the accompanying instruction booklet that the division makes available annually to taxpayers for the purpose of filing gross income taxes, commencing with the instruction booklet for the purpose of filing the New Jersey gross income tax for calendar year 2004. The director would have the discretion to determine the placement of this information within the instruction booklet.

    This booklet also is used to complete Homestead Property Tax Rebate application forms if senior citizens or persons with disabilities seek to participate in that program, regardless of whether or not those senior citizens or persons with disabilities are exempt from filing State income taxes. By including information about the "Senior Gold Prescription Discount Program" in the tax instruction booklet, this bill will help increase awareness of the program to those who may be eligible for the program's benefits.