In his deal made with Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin yesterday evening, Governor Murphy agreed to raise the threshold for the so called millionaire tax to $5 million from the $1 million he originally proposed. That was to have meant that fortunate taxpayers would pay 10.75% of their income over $5 million to the Soprano State of New Jersey.
According to a sleep deprived source in Trenton, the fine print Murphy presented the legislature today set the millionaires tax to be triggered at $5 million, but for the 10.75% to be applied on the taxable income over $1 million. Sweeney and Coughlin made a deal that would require a wealthy taxpayer with $6 million in taxable income to pay New Jersey $107,500 in tax on the million earned above the threshold. The legislation Murphy presented would require that taxpayer to pay $537,500.
That extra $430,000 would make a nice down payment on a waterfront property on the Intercoastal waterway in Boca or on a golf course in Naples.
Rich people problems.