New NJ property tax guide, authored by Bloustein School expert, answers everyday questions for homeowners

The New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA) and New Jersey Realtors recently released a comprehensive guide for New Jersey residents for understanding property taxes. The publication, “New Jersey Homeowner’s Guide to Property Taxes,” answers everyday questions homeowners have about how their home’s value is assessed, how their tax bill is created and where tax dollars get allocated. […]

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North Jersey owes $273 million in retirement payouts

Marc Pfeiffer, assistant director of the Bloustein Local Government Research Center at Rutgers University, said payouts were once a benefit for public employees whose salaries were typically lower than those of their private-sector counterparts. And being able to bank those days discouraged employees from taking their sick and vacation time, he said. “No one ever […]

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City tax levy down 70 percent from 2012

Marc Pfeiffer, assistant director of the Bloustein Local Government Research Center at Rutgers University, said the state should receive plenty of credit for getting Atlantic City’s finances under control. In February, state overseers reached a $72 million tax settlement with Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. The city owed Borgata $165 million after successful property-tax appeals […]

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Do public double dippers help or hurt taxpayers?

That’s the dilemma before New Jersey taxpayers, said Marc Pfeiffer, assistant director at the Rutgers University Bloustein Local Government Research Center: “(Taxpayers) may be getting a bargain, but the price of that bargain is that you might have individuals who seem excessively compensated, either on a day-to-day basis or for pension purposes.” Courier Post, April […]

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