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 […]

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

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April 14th 2017

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

By |March 17th, 2017|village of ridgewood|2 Comments

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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