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June 7, 2011

Re:      Taxpayer’s Dollar: “Don’t Pass the Buck to NJ’s Property Taxpayers!”

Dear Mayor:

We want to remind you of the availability of our New Jersey Taxpayer’s Dollar. Based on tax receipts information reported by the Department of Community Affairs and the Office of Legislative Services, it illustrates our State’s chronic over-reliance on the property tax to fund essential public programs and services.

Tax Payer Dollar showing how it is divided up
Click here for a copy of the Taxpayer Dollar in PDF format for downloading and printing.

The Dollar shows that 44% of all State and local taxes collected in New Jersey were collected through local property taxes. (The national average is around 30%.) 21% of total taxes were collected through the State Income Tax. (The national average is 22.5%.) The State Sales Tax (The national average is 34.5%.) and all other State collected taxes, which includes cigarette taxes, liquor taxes, motor fuels taxes, etc., (The national average is 8.6%.) accounted for 15% each. And State Corporation Taxes account for 4% of the total. (The national average is 4.4%.)

We invite you to use copies of the Dollar to graphically demonstrate to your constituents our continuing need for meaningful and sustainable property tax relief and reform.

We hope you find it useful.

If you’d like additional copies, please contact our printer, White Eagle Printing via e-mail,

Very truly yours,

William G. Dressel, Jr.
Executive Director




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