Laws & Taxes

Laws & Taxes

Dancer Legislation Halts Tax Abatement Abuses, Saves Property Taxpayer Dollars

WASHINGTON, D.C. - November 14, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) --A bill to be introduced by Assemblyman Ron Dancer will relieve property taxpayers from a needless financial burden by uncovering and stopping unwarranted tax abatements.

Congressman Andrews Announces the Opening of New Senior Housing in Lawnside

WASHINGTON, D.C. - November 4, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Andrews HADDON HEIGHTS, N.J. - Tuesday, Congressman Andrews announced that the Lawnside Senior Meadows senior citizen housing complex, a project that created over 200 construction jobs, is now open and accepting tenants. With the assistance and support of Congressman Andrews, the Lawnside Senior Meadows project was able to secure over $9 million in federal affordable housing tax credits that were critically needed to help finance the development.

Dancer’s Slots at Tracks Bill Saves Jobs and Property Taxes

WASHINGTON, D.C. - October 22, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Assemblyman Ron Dancer has introduced two measures that would bring slot machine gaming to New Jersey’s horse racetracks with the proceeds being used to benefit both the horse racing and casino industries as well as the State’s share dedicated as aid to education for lower property taxes.

Asm. Space: Urban Tax Abatements prevent Property Tax Relief for all New Jerseyans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - October 18, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Once again, Jersey City is looking for more tax breaks. As the Wall Street Journal recently reported: “Jersey City’s gleaming corporate towers and luxury residential skyscrapers were built in the past three decades with the aggressive use of tax breaks that helped transform its waterfront district.”

Sandpaper Article Regarding Property Taxes

WASHINGTON, D.C. - October 3, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- In response to a recent article in the Sandpaper regarding the increases in property taxes for businesses’ in Stafford Township I want to take this opportunity to set the record straight. In 2013 prior to Hurricane Sandy, but in response to changing market conditions, Stafford Township planned and began the process necessary to reassess the Township.

Bateman-Ciattarelli-Simon Laud Vote on School Consolidation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - September 30, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Senator Christopher “Kip” Bateman, Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli and Assemblywoman Donna Simon, all R-Somerset, Hunterdon, Mercer and Middlesex, voiced their approval for last Tuesday’s vote in Lambertville, Stockton and West Amwell that will consolidate four school districts. The public question received the support of 86 percent of those who cast a vote.

Dancer Introduces Innovative Property Tax Reduction Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - September 25, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Assemblyman Ron Dancer has introduced cutting-edge property tax reduction legislation that will boost local economies while providing much needed tax relief to residents.


WASHINGTON, D.C. - September 10, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, James T. Hayes, Jr., the Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (“ICE”) Homeland Security Investigations (“HSI”), and Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., the District Attorney for New York County (“DANY”), announced today the filing of a civil forfeiture complaint against the assets of nine corporations controlling real estate in Manhattan, including four luxury residential units and two high-end commercial spaces, as well as against the assets of two related companies, and seeking the imposition of civil money laundering penalties

Count Ciattarelli as those Jacked up over League’s Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. - June 14, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli, R-Somerset, Hunterdon, Middlesex and Mercer, is outraged by the report recently issued by the League of Municipalities’ Property Tax Reform Task Force. The report recommended the state revamp its income tax system in order to raise more revenue to reduce property taxes

DeCroce-Webber Bill Exempting Local Government from Highlands Act Released by Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - June 11, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- A bill sponsored by Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce and Assemblyman Jay Webber, both R-Morris, Essex and Passaic, that would provide an exemption to local governments from certain provisions of the Highlands Act when deciding to install artificial turf fields was approved by the Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee today. The 2004 law only provides public or private schools the exemption

O’Scanlon & Casagrande Advance Proposal Extending Veterans’ Property Tax Deduction

WASHINGTON, D.C. - June 10, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Assembly Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee advanced bipartisan legislation to extend the eligibility for the veterans’ property tax deduction to residents of continuing care retirement communities. The proposal is sponsored by Assembly Republicans Declan O’Scanlon and Caroline Casagrande.

Casagrande-Muñoz-Simon-O’Scanlon: Possible Jersey City payouts should prompt action on sick leave reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. - May 29, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Citing the pending retirements in the Jersey City Police Department that could cost taxpayers $5 million in terminal leave payouts, Assembly Republicans Caroline Casagrande, Nancy Muñoz, Donna Simon and Declan O’Scanlon, sent a letter today urging the Chairwoman of the Assembly State Government Committee to post the Assembly Republican sick pay reform.

Connors, Rumpf & Gove Praise Governor’s Absolute Veto of Controversial EMS Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - May 13, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Senator Christopher J. Connors, Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove praised Governor Christie’s decision to veto S-1650/A-2463, a controversial measure which would revise requirements for emergency medical services delivery in New Jersey. The legislation faced staunch opposition from local EMS volunteer squads and residents who feared that their communities would be negatively impacted in terms of the emergency services provided and increases in property taxes.

Property Taxpayers Sick of Waiting for Trenton Politicians to Agree that Sick Leave is...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - April 25, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- From Parsippany to Princeton, all the way down to the Jersey Shore, property taxpayers are still paying large amounts to retiring public employees because Trenton politicians refuse to stop paying for unused sick time

Tax Tips For Sandy Survivors

WASHINGTON, D.C. - April 9, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- If you have experienced a loss as a result of Hurricane Sandy, here are a few things to keep in mind as you prepare to file your 2012 taxes

Reps. Pascrell, Grimm, Rooney, Deutch introduce the Homeowner Catastrophe Protection Act of 2013

WASHINGTON, DC - February 6, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- To further assist victims of Hurricane Sandy, today U.S. Representatives Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ), Michael G. Grimm (R-NY), Thomas Rooney (R-FL), and Theodore Deutch (D-FL) introduced the Homeowner Catastrophe Protection Act of 2013. This legislation will provides tax incentives for homeowners and insurance companies to allow them to better prepare for and respond to future natural disasters


WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 4, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Assembly Republicans Caroline Casagrande and Declan O’Scanlon to save property taxpayers money by sharing property assessment resources countywide has been signed into law today by Governor Christie.


WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 29, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi, R-Bergen and Passaic, and Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli, R-Somerset, Hunterdon, Mercer and Middlesex, that would exempt flood-prone properties acquired by municipalities from county, school and fire district property taxes for the following tax year, was approved by the General Assembly on Monday.


WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 29, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Bipartisan legislation co-sponsored by Assembly Republican Whip Scott Rumana, R-Passaic, Bergen, Essex and Morris, that would exempt flood-prone properties acquired by municipalities from county, school and fire district property taxes for the following tax year, was approved by the General Assembly on Monday.

Governor Christie Announces $116 Million in New Local Property Tax Relief for New Jersey...

Historic Pension and Tool Kit Reforms Bring Even Greater Savings to Property Taxpayers Trenton, NJ - October 17, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Chris Christie...

Popular Government & Nonprofit Press Releases

Lautenberg Announces Millions in New Funding for Housing in New Jersey

WASHINGTON, D.C. - March 18, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Today, Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) announced millions of dollars in new funding for New Jersey’s public housing authorities to rehabilitate and modernize public housing units in New Jersey. The capital improvement money was included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act signed into law by President Obama.

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Ways and Means Democrats Question Possibility of Politically-Motivated IRS Overreach

U.S Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and 10 Democratic members of the Ways and Means Committee sent a letter to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Acting Commissioner David Kautter requesting an explanation for the agency’s decision to create restrictions on the prepayment of 2017 property taxes that are not included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA).