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Old 06-24-2009, 05:44 AM
 
Location: Marion County, FL
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Here is my question: WHY are NJ taxes so high?
Here's the simple version:

According to the state constitution, schools are supported by local real estate taxes. When the state cuts aid to schools and municipalities, the municipalities have to raise taxes. Ultimately, the local tax rate is set by the county, which also adds its own cut into the tax rate.
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Old 06-24-2009, 05:45 AM
 
Location: Marion County, FL
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I am a life-long Jersey native, currently living in Collingswood, which is considered South Jersey. I have been hearing people complain about our taxes for years, and have myself seen my taxes increase over $1000 in a few years. Now all the homes in my town will be reassessed and I am terrified of another increase (even $100 is too much in my opinion). How much longer can this happen???!
Is this a reassessment or a revaluation? If its town-wide, it's more likely a reval (which is ordered by the county or the state -- believe me, municipalities hate revals in ways you can't imagine).
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Old 06-24-2009, 05:48 AM
 
Location: Marion County, FL
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I think it is school taxes, rather then town taxes that make for these huge bills.
Partially -- your tax rate is made up of three components: municipal, school, and county. Any one of them could be responsible for increases (and school and municipal rates are especially vulnerable when the state cuts aid to cities and to schools).
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Old 06-24-2009, 05:51 AM
 
Location: Marion County, FL
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i think its time for us home owners to get together and protest .. its a shame we pay higher taxes than NY..
That's because NY's schools aren t solely supported by real estate taxes.

And would you want to pay their sales taxes and income taxes (city and state?)
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Old 06-24-2009, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Bergen co.
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That's because NY's schools aren t solely supported by real estate taxes.

And would you want to pay their sales taxes and income taxes (city and state?)
That is a good point, I am getting a few hundred bucks more each week on my paycheck, since we moved here from Queens, NY.
It stinks to pay taxes, tolls, water, gas/electricity etc. but there is really not much one can do about it.
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Old 06-24-2009, 05:02 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I completely agree with you on that statement, Steve. If we, who love New Jersey, write something negative like; "taxes are too high, the government is corrupt, etc.", we're labeled as "haters". And God forbid, if we decide to leave the state and come on this forum to present our disgust with the government, then all hell breaks loose. Can't we just agree that NJ is a wonderful place, that unfortunatley, is run by crooked politics AND SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE ABOUT THAT???
Tahiti, I know you started a thread about having a calm discussion about what's going on with taxes in NJ. Obviously it's a touchy subject, that a lot of people are VERY passionate about. To have people become angry, especially those who love their "home" state is completely warranted. Don't you agree? We're not all "haters", just very, very dissappointed. JMHO
Only a fool sits silently while they are being crapped on and this state continually craps on its residents and businesses. I can attest that posting negative comments or responding to negative posts about factual negative situations concerning New Jersey on City Data rewards you with anger for reminding New Jersey citizens what they contend with daily. It seems they'd rather just sit in silence and be crapped on rather than either do something about it or pick up stakes and leave for greener, cheaper pastures.
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Old 06-24-2009, 05:13 PM
 
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The situation in NJ is rather upsetting. Half of my extended family has moved to other states b/c of the high cost of living. My parents are planning on doing the same and if they do, I would follow. I'd have nothing left here worth staying for.
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Old 06-24-2009, 05:35 PM
 
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Don't any of you folks remember Florio? I remember very well, my taxes nearly doubled. In fact, over the last 20 years, my property taxes have gone up nearly 300%. Goodbye New Jersey.
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Old 06-24-2009, 06:03 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Don't any of you folks remember Florio? I remember very well, my taxes nearly doubled. In fact, over the last 20 years, my property taxes have gone up nearly 300%. Goodbye New Jersey.


No doubt.....they try to say its tied to the cost of living increases but I would ask if your wages have went up 300 % ???
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Old 06-24-2009, 06:13 PM
 
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Quite simply because it's a socialist tax and spend state which is run by a bunch of corrupt politicians who continue to get reelected year after year by an ignorant voting public. The state is bankrupt and if you think the taxes are high now just wait and see how bad it's going to get in the next couple of years. I've lived here all my life and can't wait to escape this embarrassment of a state. How sad.

I was getting my car serviced and an AD for Corizne came up and these old grandmas were in the waiting room with me and they started up on how bad nj is and how the gov is going to push everyone out of the state. Its one thing to read it in the news or blogs, another to see people you don't know passionately discuss the issue with other random strangers
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