TRENTON – While the state treasurer trumpeted August revenue figures that were higher than those realized in 2011, they still weren’t good enough to meet budget projections. Two months into fiscal year 2013, New Jersey’s revenues are 4.9 percent under budget leaving the state nearly $100 million short according to figures releases yesterday.
NEWARK – One of the nation’s largest and longest running stolen identity tax refund fraud schemes – involving more than 8,000 fraudulent U.S. income tax returns seeking $65 million in illicit refunds – has been shut down by a New Jersey-based task force, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced today.
TRENTON – A bounty hunter who formerly lived in Jersey City pleaded guilty today to conspiring in a scheme in which he had sheriff’s officers sign false documents so he could collect additional fees by claiming to capture fugitives who had already been apprehended by police, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced.
Romney says 47 percent of Americans don’t pay income taxes. That’s literally true, except it’s misleading because it includes every retiree who hasn’t enough income to pay income taxes (most retirees), every poor and lower-income person who doesn’t have enough income to pay, and a few multi-millionaires (perhaps like Romney himself — we don’t know because he won’t release his tax returns), who don’t pay because of tax loopholes and tax-avoidance schemes.
RAHWAY — Sharing the stage with some of the region’s top performers for the Saturday, Sept. 22, opening of Rahway’s Hamilton Stage will be 12-year-old Saje’da Cupido, who competed among contestants of all ages for the privilege of being the very first to sing at the new theater’s official opening. She will perform the National Anthem.
JACKSON—Six Flags Great Adventure’s Fright Fest Presented by SNICKERS® promises family-friendly “thrills by day,” while an amped-up “fright by night” will deliver more Zombie Zones, Terror Trails, Halloween-themed shows and more screams than ever before. Now six weeks long, Fright Fest begins Sept. 22 and runs weekends through Oct. 28.