Bergen asks Murphy to assist businesses with tax holiday

Bergen asks Murphy to assist businesses with tax holiday

Brian Bergen

TRENTON, N.J. – Gov. Phil Murphy said his administration is working to set up a state business-incentive program to help employers during the coronavirus pandemic. Assemblyman Brian Bergen commended Murphy for understanding that without businesses there aren’t jobs, and would like to work with him on providing broad-based relief.

“I’m glad Governor Murphy realizes that to have jobs you need to take care of business,” said Bergen (R-Morris). “A state business incentive program is tax cuts. A sales tax holiday will incentivize consumers, and allowing employers to keep their sales tax remittance for this filing period is a second step we can take to keep people employed.”

Bergen proposed a sales tax holiday last week for the duration of the State of Emergency for the coronavirus pandemic. The bill (A3866) was introduced Monday, and received vocal support in the Senate the previous Friday.

“Another bureaucratic program would require more leg-work from employers during a crisis and more government spending on top of basic relief,” said Bergen. “It would be less onerous on the state and businesses to provide a tax holiday.”