New Jersey Qualified Investment Funds.
A New Jersey Qualified Investment Fund is a regulated investment company in which at least 80% of the fund's investments (other than cash or receivables) are obligations issued either directly by the Federal government or the State of New Jersey or any of its political subdivisions. The Fund must complete and retain Form IF-1, Certification of Qualified Investment Fund, to document its status. This certification need not be filed with the Division of Taxation but must be made available upon request.
If you received a distribution from a qualified investment fund, you may exclude from your income only the portion of the distribution which comes from qualified exempt obligations. Although excluded from income, the tax-exempt portion is reported. The taxable portion of the distribution, if any, is reported as dividends. By February 15, shareholders should be notified by the New Jersey qualified investment fund of the portion of their distribution that may be excluded from income. Contact your broker to determine whether your fund qualifies.