Ivanka Trump coming to Jersey Shore to discuss GOP’s tax plan

BERKELEY — Ivanka Trump and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin are set to discuss the Republican tax reform plan in New Jersey. They’ll join Republican Rep. Tom MacArthur at the invitation-only event at the Bayville Fire Hall in Ocean County on Monday. Trump has been promoting the plan at appearances throughout the country. 9 big questions about… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: November 13th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News, Taxes | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

Former Dem Assemblyman takes Gopal to task for false and misleading campaign mail

By Michael J. Panter

Like Kevin Asadi and other residents, I recently received the letter from Senate candidate Vin Gopal which denounces the Assessment Demonstration Program (the “ADP”), implemented in 2013, as the source of high property taxes.

Since I have run in four state elections in Monmouth County, I have been in Mr. Gopal’s shoes.  Political operatives refer to the weeks before an election as the “silly season”, since candidates will say almost anything about their opponents to generate a headline.

However, there is a line which should never be crossed – candidates should not issue false or misleading information, since it not only subjects them to legal liability, but most importantly, it does a disservice to taxpayers. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: October 8th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 11th Legislative District, 2017 Elections, Monmouth County News, Property Taxes, Taxes, Vin Gopal | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments »

The Arnone Report: Shop Monmouth this holiday season

By Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

walk-the-line-arnoneBelieve it or not, the holidays are upon us. We’ve been extremely fortunate as the weather has been mild thus far, allowing many of us to continue to enjoy the outdoor activities we love to do throughout our beautiful county – from the beaches and parks, to local tree and menorah lightings, to shopping in our beautiful downtowns and local shopping centers.

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Posted: December 1st, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, Taxes | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on The Arnone Report: Shop Monmouth this holiday season

Christie makes Gas Tax increase deal with Sweeney and Prieto

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Governor Chris Christie, Senate President Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Prieto announced a deal to replenish the Transportation Trust Fund with a $.23 per gallon gas tax increase this afternoon in Trenton.

In a press release from his office, Christie touted off setting tax decreases in the deal–“tax fairness”– which he said will more than compensate for the gas tax increase.

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Posted: September 30th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News, Taxes | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments »

Sweeney and Prieto Agree On A Transportation Trust Fund Deal

14553041-mmmainjpg-f8bdaca3688cbb20Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto have a compromise deal on the Transportation Trust Fund, according to an announcement on the NJ Senate Democrats website.

“We have an agreement on a plan that is needed to address the state’s critical transportation needs at the same time it provides targeted tax savings for retirees, the working poor and middle class families,” said Senator Sweeney (D-Salem/Cumberland/Gloucester). “This is a bipartisan plan that supports a $2 billion a year Transportation Trust Fund and provides affordable tax cuts that will allow us to meet the state’s pension obligations without creating a fiscal crisis. This is an investment plan that will create jobs and support immediate and long-term economic growth.”

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Posted: July 22nd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Gas Tax, New Jersey, Taxes | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Why is Tax Day April 18 this year?

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Tax Day is April 18 this year, giving us three extra days to prepare our annual fiduciary sacrifice to the Internal Revenue Service. And who do we have to thank? How about Abraham Lincoln? The deadline for filing federal taxes is April 15, unless its fall on a Saturday or Sunday, in which case Tax Day… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 10th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: IRS, Taxes | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Why is Tax Day April 18 this year?

N.J. has worst business tax climate in U.S., study finds

assetContent (20)TRENTON — New Jersey’s high property and income taxes contribute to its standing as the nation’s least attractive tax climate for businesses, according to a Washington tax policy group’s annual ranking of the 50 states. The Tax Foundation, a public policy group that has two former Republican lawmakers on its board of directors, considered five metrics,… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: November 19th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Economy, New Jersey, Taxes | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

Tax Day 2015: Only one post office in N.J. will stay open late

assetContentOnly one post office in New Jersey will keep its doors open late for those last-minute filers on Wednesday’s IRS holiday. After a decade of decline in paper returns and the ride of electronic filing, only 112 locations across the country will offer extended hours on Tax Day, according to the United State Post Office. Bellmawr… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 14th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: IRS, Taxes | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Tax Day 2015: Only one post office in N.J. will stay open late

34,000 New Jerseyans about to miss out on unclaimed tax refunds: IRS

A deadline is looming for 1.1 million taxpayers nationally who might be entitled to refunds totaling more than $1 billion. That pool of people includes roughly 34,2000 New Jersey residents who never filed their returns in 2011, according to the Internal Revenue Service. The IRS estimates they are entitled to $34.5 million in refunds – or… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 13th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: IRS, Taxes | Tags: , | Comments Off on 34,000 New Jerseyans about to miss out on unclaimed tax refunds: IRS

Why are road, bridge and transit projects so expensive in NJ? Sen. Mike Doherty wants answers

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Why do roads, bridges and transit projects cost so much to build in New Jersey? State Senator Michael Doherty, R-Warren, has proposed a bill to try and answer that question and recommend ways to cut those costs. His bill to form a State Transportation Analysis Task Force will attempt to answer findings in a recent Reason… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 7th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: NJ Senate Republicans, NJ State Legislature, Taxes | Tags: , , , , , , | 9 Comments »