Archive for Tag: Sales Tax

Taxpayers deserve better than bloated, backroom state budget, say Eulner and Piperno

TRENTON, N.J. – Despite Republican efforts to provide long-lasting and immediate tax relief, Democrats passed a record-high budget full of short-term gimmicks and backroom deals, say Assemblywomen Kim Eulner and Marilyn Piperno. “Like anyone that has followed New Jersey’s budget hearings this year, we have found ourselves frustrated by...

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Republicans test Dems’ commitment to affordability by calling for bigger, permanent and immediate tax breaks

TRENTON, N.J. – Did Democrats really heed the call for a more affordable New Jersey after the November election? It seems unlikely as Democrats rebuffed Assembly Republican attempts on Wednesday to provide immediate, expansive and permanent tax relief for struggling families in the state’s massive $50.6 billion budget. “I...

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Sales tax holiday another gimmick, says Assembly GOP Leader

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican Leader John DiMaio continued his call for permanent tax cuts after a joint announcement by Gov. Phil Murphy, Senate President Nick Scutari and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin today that there will be a back-to-school sales tax holiday. “Another underwhelming gimmick when people need real...

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Bramnick proposes sales tax holiday for replacement of Ida damaged cars

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick is proposing a sales tax exemption for people replacing a vehicle totaled by the catastrophic flood damage caused by Hurricane Ida. “Many people lost their means of transportation due to flooding from Hurricane Ida,” said Bramnick (R-Union). “Replacing their car is...

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Exempt mandated face masks from sales tax says GOP lawmaker

TRENTON, N.J. – Face masks, which are required in all indoor spaces and outdoors when social distancing is not possible, have become a necessary accessory and should be treated as such under the law says Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips. The GOP lawmaker sponsors legislation (A4938) exempting face coverings from New...

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Bramnick statement of Murphy borrowing decision

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick released a statement after the state Supreme Court ruled that Gov. Phil Murphy may proceed with his plan to borrow $9.9 billion to balance the state budget. “Borrowing $9.9 billion to cover expenses will raise taxes across New Jersey,” said Bramnick...

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Oroho and Wirths drive home need to open car dealerships

TRENTON, N.J. – Two legislative budget officers, Sen. Steve Oroho and Assemblyman Hal Wirths, are asking the governor to open New Jersey car dealerships as the state faces declining sales tax revenue and residents must navigate limited public transportation options. Gov. Phil Murphy’s recent executive order closed all non-essential...

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Bergen asks Murphy to assist businesses with tax holiday

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....

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Bergen bill grants small businesses credits for sales tax collection

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Brian Bergen introduced legislation this week to give small businesses credit for collecting and remitting sales tax to the state. “The state expects our small businesses to collect, manage, file and remit sales taxes all at their own expense. It’s time that costs associated with...

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