President Trump Proposed a Massive Tax Cut. Here’s What You Need to Know

APRIL 26, 2017

Washington DC, We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to do something big. President Trump has made tax reform a priority, and we have a Republican Congress that wants to get it done. This is something that Democrats should support too because it’s good for the American people.

The President is going to seize […]

By |April 27th, 2017|village of ridgewood|1 Comment

Trump Rolls Out His first 100 Days of Historic Accomplishments

April 27,2017
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Washington DC, GETTING GOVERNMENT OUT OF THE WAY: President Donald J. Trump has done more to stop the Government from interfering in the lives of Americans in his first 100 days than any other President in history.

President Trump has signed 13 Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolutions in his first […]

By |April 27th, 2017|2017|2 Comments

Reader talks NJ Pension Fix

…this has been a problem for almost 4 decades. I wish there was a magic solution. Sen Moynihan was trying to figure this out and commented how convoluted and arcane the process was. I would think holding our washington reps accountable and stop re-electing them unless they work to divert more money home would be […]

By |April 24th, 2017|NJ Pension Crisis|1 Comment

Taxes atop the agenda as New Jersey picks a new governor



New Jersey taxpayers will be filing their taxes this year in the midst of pitched primary fights to succeed Republican Gov. Chris Christie.

Tax Day on Tuesday comes just as voters are expected to get a closer look at the personal financial information of the Democratic and Republican candidates who are […]

By |April 16th, 2017|Bergen County|0 Comments

Hey, retirees: Stick around and see what N.J. has to offer

Editors note :lets see if begging people to stay works 

April 16, 2017 at 3:00 AM

New Jersey has a reputation as a lousy place to retire. That’s unfortunate.

First of all, one of the things the state does best is manufacture well-heeled retirees (think former teachers, cops, firefighters and other public employees). It would be nice to […]

By |April 16th, 2017|village of ridgewood|11 Comments

5 last-minute tax tips you need to know now

by Dan Caplinger for The Motley Fool   @CNNMoneyApril 13, 2017: 2:10 PM ET
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The tax filing deadline is just days away, and if you haven’t yet filed your 2016 tax return, the finish line is looming just ahead.

As you crank through the things you need to do to get your […]

By |April 14th, 2017|village of ridgewood|0 Comments

New Jersey Makes the Top 10 of States with Highest Tax Burden

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April 14th 2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, with Tax Day fast approaching and Republicans planning the first major overhaul of the U.S. tax code in three decades, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its 2017 Tax Burden by State report.

In order to determine which states tax their residents most […]

By |April 14th, 2017|village of ridgewood|0 Comments

How the estate tax exemption works

By Karin Price Mueller | for
on April 11, 2017 at 8:49 AM, updated April 11, 2017 at 10:58 AM

Q. If one has an estate that exceeds the exemption limit, is the tax on the amount above the limit or on the entire estate? I’m confused.
— Trying to get it

A. The estate tax can […]

By |April 12th, 2017|Ridgewood Real estate|0 Comments


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An investigation originally undertaken by NJ Spotlight pays off as new property tax data will be posted on state’s governmental services website

What is going on: High property taxes have long been a top complaint of New Jersey homeowners, and a new law enacted by Gov. Chris […]

By |March 31st, 2017|village of ridgewood|0 Comments

Ask Away: Why Are New Jersey Property Taxes So High?


By Michael Aron
Chief Political Correspondent

New Jersey is famous for saddling its homeowners with high tax bills. That prompted Paul Waters from Brigantine to ask, “Why are New Jersey property taxes some of the highest in the nation?”

There is not one answer.

Most obvious is that New Jersey has 565 municipalities, down from 567 — that’s 565 […]

By |March 31st, 2017|village of ridgewood|1 Comment