Category Archives: Property Taxes

MacArthur a hero for NJ, or not?

From the Washington Post: The GOP’s $10,000 cap on property tax deductions and how it affects one congressional district “According to data direct from the IRS, allowing property tax deductions up to $10,000 — which I fought for and won … Continue reading

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One step closer

From CNBC: Senate GOP clears another hurdle on the way to tax reform vote The Senate moved Wednesday to start debate on the Republican tax bill, a key step toward a vote this week to dramatically change the American tax … Continue reading

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So what happens to New Jersey?

From ROI NJ: Murphy’s plans, GOP’s ideas could hasten migration from N.J. While raising the minimum wage and increasing the millionaires tax are two goals for Gov.-elect Phil Murphy, two Republican tax bills currently making their way through the federal … Continue reading

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Homeownership to rise?

From the Washington Examiner: White House analysis: Tax bill will slightly decrease home prices, but boost homeownership The tax legislation working its way through Congress would only slightly lower home values and could boost homeownership, according to a new analysis … Continue reading

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If not the Millionaires, then who? (Hint, You.)

From the Star Ledger: N.J.’s millionaires’ tax hike is losing support By now, anyone paying attention can see that Republicans in Washington are out to screw New Jersey. We would pay higher taxes under their plan, even though we already … Continue reading

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Why fight it? Go with the flow.

From the Record: Minimum wage for Bergen County workers is now $15 an hour Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco gave thanks for county workers on Tuesday when he signed an executive order that raises the minimum wage for full-time employees … Continue reading

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House Bill Passes, 1 NJ Republican Signs

From the Star Ledger: ‘Open season on N.J.’: With Trump backing, House GOP votes to cut your property tax break With the help of one New Jersey Republican, the U.S. House on Thursday passed sweeping tax legislation that would end … Continue reading

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Senate’s handling of MID a head scratcher

From HousingWire: Housing industry gives mixed response to Senate tax reform bill One of the biggest changes from the House tax reform bill is that the Senate’s version would leave the mortgage interest deduction intact at its current cap of … Continue reading

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Senate says “F*ck You New Jersey” and proceeds to piss all over us

From the Star Ledger: Senate GOP bill delivers bigger blow to N.J. by killing your entire property tax break The entire federal deduction for state and local taxes — an important tax break for New Jersey residents — would end … Continue reading

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An outsider gets his chance

From Politico: Murphy defeats Guadagno to become New Jersey’s next governor Democrat Phil Murphy, a millionaire former Goldman Sachs executive and U.S. ambassador to Germany who’s never held elective office, will succeed Republican Chris Christie as New Jersey’s governor after … Continue reading

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How will the housing market react?

From Forbes: What The Republican Tax Bill Means For The Value Of Your Home House Republicans released their long awaited tax bill Thursday. The proposal is a long way from becoming the law of the land, but the draft contains … Continue reading

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The push for $12,500.

From the Washington Examiner: New Jersey Rep. Tom MacArthur wants cap on property tax deduction lifted in tax bill A key Republican lawmaker said Thursday that he wants to lift the new tax bill’s cap on property tax deductions, a … Continue reading

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Home Builders turn against tax plan

From the Washington Post: Home builders raise a hammer, try to smash the GOP tax bill The Republican effort to overhaul the tax code suffered a bruising setback over the weekend when a powerful corporate interest group came out against … Continue reading

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NJ’s MacArthur throws down the gauntlet

From CNN: Republican group threatens to block budget over tax deduction fight Threatening the GOP’s top priority of passing major tax reform, Republican Rep. Tom MacArthur warned Tuesday night that so many House Republicans are frustrated with plans to nix … Continue reading

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NJ Republicans vote to increase your taxes

From the Star Ledger: Senate Republicans just declared they want to kill your property tax deduction, New Jersey Senate Republicans just voted in favor of killing your property tax deduction, New Jersey. The GOP senators, whose states received $223 billion … Continue reading

Posted in Housing Recovery, New Jersey Real Estate, Property Taxes | 116 Comments