Archive for Tag: small business

Dancer wants to lower your property tax bill by shopping locally

TRENTON, N.J. – Today, the Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee approved Assemblyman Ron Dancer’s bill that would allow municipalities to create a property tax reward program for residents who patronize local merchants. “By encouraging people to shop locally we are helping to rebuild our small business communities and...

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Dancer, Clifton call for plan to reopen small businesses swiftly and safely

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblymen Ron Dancer and Rob Clifton are calling on Gov. Phil Murphy to stop the delay in reopening small businesses, noting that safety precautions now underway at big businesses can also be done effectively at small businesses. “Small businesses can safeguard the health of patrons and...

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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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Senate committee advances Dancer bill protecting small businesses from costly fines for paperwork errors

TRENTON, N.J. – The Senate Commerce Committee cleared Assemblyman Ron Dancer’s bill (A1677) suspending fines for small businesses that commit first-time paperwork mistakes. “The state has a reputation for being one of the worst places to do business and small employers are struggling every day to survive,” said Dancer...

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Law establishes small business loan program for farmers

TRENTON, N.J. – Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation today establishing a small business loan program for farming equipment purchases and dairy farm operations. The program will be administered by the Economic Development Authority. Sponsored by Assemblymen Hal Wirths and Ron Dancer, the bill (A5595) allows two or more farming...

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Assembly approves GOP bill protecting small employers from costly fines for paperwork errors

TRENTON, N.J. – Small businesses can escape costly fines for first-time filing mistakes under legislation that passed the Assembly today. Sponsored by Assemblymen Ron Dancer and Anthony Bucco, the bill (A1677) suspends fines for inconsequential paperwork procedure violations. “The state has an unfriendly business environment, and small employers are...

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GOP bill cutting taxes on metal manufacturers becomes law

TRENTON, N.J. – The state will be more welcoming to metal manufacturing companies under a bill sponsored by Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz and Assemblyman Anthony Bucco and signed today by the governor. Munoz and Bucco’s bill (S515/A4060) reduces taxes on metal manufacturers, eliminating the tax on sand, binders, washes and...

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Wirths delivers play-by-play on N.J. taxes as Murphy plans second push for income tax hike

TRENTON, N.J. – As Gov. Phil Murphy prepares to roll out his plan to hike income taxes when he presents his 2020 budget to the state Legislature Tuesday, Assemblyman Hal Wirths, a former labor commissioner and small business owner, breaks down the taxes Democrats have raised. “Governor Murphy’s first...

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