Manhattan Borough president wants to reinstate 0.45 percent tax on New Jersey residents abolished in 1999.
Friday, May 4, 2012
Teaneck residents who commute into New York City could end up paying a tax for doing so if the Manhattan Borough president has his way. Scott Stringer wants to reinstate a 0.45 percent tax taken from the salaries of workers who don't live in New York City, projected to generate $725 million annually. More than 72,000 Bergen County residents commute to New York, NJ Spotlight reports. Gov. Chris Christie, unsurprisingly, hates the idea, the Associated Press reports. He said New Jersey and New York should avoid "border wars." State Senator Kevin O'Toole (R-40) called the "border war" nothing more than a "go-to-work penalty levied on productive people." The Star-Ledger editorial board called the proposal a "campaign stunt." Stringer is running…
If NYC brings back the commuter tax it will affect every county in New Jersey -- including Bergen
Thursday, April 26, 2012
By Colleen O'Dea, NJ Spotlight More than 300,000 New Jersey residents would have to pay a revived commuter tax to New York City, if a proposal by the Manhattan Borough president is enacted. Right now, though, there seems to be little chance of that happening. Still, if Borough President Scott Stringer is successful in getting the New York state legislature to reinstate the 0.45 percent tax on workers who do not live in New York City, it would affect people living in every New Jersey county, including the state’s southernmost -- Cape May. Sen. Kevin O’Toole (R-Essex) and Stringer have been engaged in a shouting match over the proposal, reminiscent of the border tax wars of the late 1990s. O’Toole’s district includes parts of four counties…