More tax data to go online in N.J.

Dustin Racioppi , State House Bureau, @dracioppiPublished 1:41 p.m. ET March 22, 2017 | Updated 14 hours ago

Gov. Chris Christie signed a measure into law Wednesday that expands property tax data online, giving taxpayers a broader and more detailed view of their bills and how they compare with others’. But Christie signed the bill on […]

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The bad news is that the amount of money available for property-tax relief is shrinking; the good news, there are still a plethora of programs and options available

Once a top priority for government leaders in Trenton, property-tax rebates and other direct-relief programs received nearly $3 billion […]

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NJ Assembly votes to make it easier for towns to raise property taxes

By Michael Symons March 16, 2017 8:12 PM

TRENTON — Towns and counties would gain another exemption to the spending limits of the cap on property tax increases if a bill passed Thursday by the Assembly makes it into law.

Assemblyman Gary Schaer, D-Passaic, said he has heard from municipalities about having to pass on opportunities to […]

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Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno Celebrates Tourism Successes and Improved Revenues

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March 10,2017
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Trenton, NJ ,Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno today attended the New Jersey Conference on Tourism to discuss the New Jersey Tourism Industry’s diverse attractions for all seasons and the improvements the industry has made over the last year.

New Jersey again set a record in 2016, with the tourism […]

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39.1%: CBO Says U.S. Has Highest Top Statutory Corporate Tax Rate in G20

By Terence P. Jeffrey | March 9, 2017 | 9:36 AM EST

( – The United States has the highest top statutory corporate tax rate—39.1%–of any nation in the G20, according to a study released Wednesday by the Congressional Budget Office.

That rate is nearly twice as high as the 20-percent rate in Russia, which, along with […]

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NJ lawmakers take step toward taxing Airbnb and home-sharing rentals

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By Michael Symons March 5, 2017 9:00 PM

New Jersey lawmakers are moving ahead with plans to tax and regulate home-sharing operations like Airbnb. And while the company is OK with collecting taxes, it doesn’t like the approach being taken to license or prohibit the short-term rentals it brokers.

Assemblywoman Annette Quijano, D-Union, said New Jersey’s […]

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Christie’s successor will face budget challenges

Christie’s successor will face budget challenges

Published March 04, 2017
Associated Press

TRENTON, N.J. –  Republican Chris Christie’s final budget as New Jersey governor has not yet passed through the Democrat-controlled Legislature, but already fiscal woes that could result in program cutbacks or higher taxes are on the horizon for whoever who succeeds him.

Christie unveiled a $35.5 billion […]

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If your property tax bill is mind-blowingly high, just be thankful you don’t live in New Jersey, oh you do !

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Think Your Property Taxes Are High? See the Most—and Least—Expensive States

New Jersey is the state with the highest property taxes in the nation

By Clare Trapasso | Mar 2, 2017

If your property tax bill is mind-blowingly high, just be thankful you don’t live in New Jersey. And if you do, well, that’s […]

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N.J.’s top pensions adviser: 5 ways to cut property taxes

Updated February 27, 2017
Posted February 27, 2017

Property taxes in New Jersey are the highest in the nation. Since 2000, they have doubled and have risen at over twice the rate of inflation. No wonder people are forced to move; no wonder we have the highest foreclosure rate in the nation.

Property taxpayers suffer because raising this […]

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Airbnb: Why a fair tax plan for short-term home renters is good for N.J

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Posted on February 25, 2017 at 10:37 AM

By Star-Ledger Guest Columnist

By Josh Meltzer

In the coming-of-age movie “Garden State,” Zach Braff’s character Andrew Largeman bemoans the disorienting feeling of lacking a home:

“You’ll see one day when you move out…You feel like you can never get it back. It’s like you feel homesick for a place […]

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