Category Archives: Property Taxes

Another day, another new tax

From the Star Ledger: N.J. bill would allow for voter-approved arts tax A New Jersey lawmaker is pushing for a new tax designed to fund local arts initiatives. Assemblyman Raj Mukherji, D-Jersey City, introduced a bill in the New Jersey … Continue reading

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And you should pay even more…

From NJ101.5: 4 COUNTIES IN NJ HAVE HIGHEST PROPERTY TAXES IN THE NATION Just in case you’ve forgotten, a new analysis from real-estate tracker ATTOM Data Solutions reminds us that New Jersey homeowners are paying the highest property taxes in … Continue reading

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Did your town make the list?

From the Star Ledger: Property taxes actually went down in these N.J. towns. Was yours one of the lucky ones? New Jerseyans are accustomed to high property taxes, and they’re accustomed to those tax bills getting bigger year after year. … Continue reading

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So they aren’t moochers?

From the APP: Don’t blame NJ’s high taxes on ‘Moocher states’: Malanga Last year’s federal tax reform act has prompted a lot of hand wringing and hyperbolic language from New Jersey officials over the loss of the state and local … Continue reading

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And they think this charitable contribution scheme has a chance?

From the Star Ledger: IRS action on prepaid property taxes slammed as ‘naked political payback’ against N.J. New Jersey Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. and other Democrats on Monday accused the Internal Revenue Service of “naked political payback” for refusing to … Continue reading

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Will it work?

From Bloomberg: New Jersey Senate Passes Charitable Tax Workaround New Jersey residents might be able to avoid federal deduction limits on property taxes by converting them to a charitable contribution under a proposal the state Senate approved Feb. 26. S.B. … Continue reading

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Fulop – From Darling to Demon

From the Jersey Journal: Jersey City residents protest tax reval: ‘You’re taking our homes away from us’ Dozens of Downtown residents protested outside City Hall today to call attention to exorbitant tax increases they could see as a result of … Continue reading

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Governor who?

From NJ Spotlight: SWEENEY FORGES AHEAD WITH STATE TAX POLICY REVIEW, NO INPUT FROM MURPHY TEAM Major changes to the federal tax code recently enacted in Washington, D.C. may have significant and unexpected impact on the state economy, according to … Continue reading

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NJ’s tax scheme … will fail

From the Star Ledger: Here’s how N.J. lawmakers propose to save your property tax break The state Senate began its work Thursday devising a way to prevent New Jersey taxpayers from losing a popular property tax break as a result … Continue reading

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Downtown JC going to pay up

From the Jersey Journal: 10 homes socked with huge tax hikes thanks to Jersey City reval Jersey City is conducting its first complete property revaluation since 1988 and the new assessments have started rolling in. Appraisal Systems, the company hired … Continue reading

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We like it here … but

From the Star Ledger: N.J. is a good place to live but the taxes stink, residents say New Jerseyans are conflicted. A vast majority love their neighborhoods and most say the state is a good place to live, according to … Continue reading

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So what’s in store for NJ?

From the APP: Real estate forecast: Partly sunny, with mix of clouds How would you characterize the health of New Jersey’s residential housing market, from the perspective of homeowners and potential home buyers and sellers? In a word, uncertain. The … Continue reading

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Taxing to fix the tax problem

From City Journal: New Jersey’s Tired Tax Tricks “New Jersey needs tax reform to guarantee relief from soaring taxes.” That was the plea Brendan Byrne, a Democratic former governor of the Garden State, made 43 years ago to a group … Continue reading

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Looks like we got a loophole

From Bloomberg: State Tax Workarounds Could Mean $154 Billion Lost to Treasury New York state lawmakers could punch a $50.6 billion hole in the federal government’s budget by revamping their state income tax. If California followed the same approach, its … Continue reading

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NJ about to become more affordable

From the Record: Wall Street warns New Jersey home values could tumble 7.5 percent A pair of federal and state tax policy decisions could deliver a double whammy to New Jersey and its homeowners, a Wall Street credit-rating agency warned … Continue reading

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