Tag Archive for taxes

Mailbox Fraud Still A Concern In Computer Age

ELIZABETH—With tax season approaching, Union County residents can expect a stream of official-looking envelopes in their mailboxes. Most contain authentic documents, but some “look-alike” mailings have been identified as a source of junk mail, scams, and serious fraud. “The public…

County Budget Proposal Includes Tax Increase

ELIZABETH – Union County Manager George Devanney’s $449.3 million 2009 budget proposal includes a 4.95 percent tax increase at a time when many households can ill-afford it. Devanney’s proposal includes some spending and service cuts. He anticipates a $740,000 annual…

NJ Is Tops In Taxes

STATE—Seven counties out of the top 10 in the country with the highest property tax rates are in New Jersey. The same tabulation showed that Garden State homeowners paid the highest property taxes in 13 out of the nation’s 20…

IRS Offers Tips for Year-End Donations

MOUNTAINSIDE— Individuals and businesses making contributions to charity should keep in mind several important tax law provisions that have taken effect in recent years. One provision offers older owners of individual retirement arrangements (IRAs) a different way to give to…

Jersey Jobless Fund Going Broke

STATE – An increasing number of claims is rapidly draining the fund that bankrolls unemployment benefits in New Jersey, raising the unwelcome prospect that taxpayers will be required to provide a cash infusion. According to the state Labor Department, businesses…