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  • NJ A2820
  • Makes various revisions to operations of local tax collector's and assessor's offices.
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2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill proposes various revisions to the operations of local tax collector's and assessor's offices that are intended to make the operations of those offices more efficient. The bill would allow a local unit to determine when it will accept debit, credit or electronic transfers for the payment of local unit obligations, including, but not limited to, the payment of delinquent taxes, fees and local unit liens. Under current law, a local unit cannot accept credit, debit or electronic funds transfers for delinquent payments or for the redemption of liens. The provisions of this bill will authorize local units to determine if, and when, it will accept a credit card, debit card or electronic funds transfer as a means of payment of a local unit obligation. The bill would also provide that low-income senior citizens or disabled persons receiving the annual $250 property tax deduction do not have to file a post-tax year income statement for the year in which the property for which the property tax deduction was received, is sold. Current law requires that all recipients of this property tax deduction must file this post-tax year statement. This bill would also amend current law, which requires the tax assessor to annually notify taxpayers by mail, prior to February 1, of the taxpayer's current assessment and preceding year's property taxes, to require only the mailed notification of the current assessment. This bill would also increase to $25 from $10 the current search fee for a certificate issued by a municipality certifying the taxes, assessments and other municipal charges and liens levied against a parcel of real property that represent liens as of the date of the certificate. The increased fee more adequately represents the cost to the municipality of performing the searches required for the issuance of such a certificate. Finally, the bill would repeal R.S.54:5-15, which currently limits to $2 per calendar year the fee charged to a lien certificate holder who applies for a continuation of the lien certificate within three years of the date of the certificate. The repeal of this section of law would allow a municipality to charge the same $25 fee for a continuation lien certificate as it would for the original lien search, since the same type and amount of search time and effort by a municipal employee are required for both searches.
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Introduced, Referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee  (on 2/16/2016)
Date Chamber Action Description
2/16/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee
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