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Re: New Tax Rate is Insane!
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Apparently the deadline for submitting an appeal is May 1st. At some point I saw a list of recommended attorneys that could assist with this - but now I can't find that.

Does anyone have a list of recommended attorneys to help with the tax appeal process?


I still don't know what my new taxes will be. How can I have appealed something where I don't have the info?



http://www.asinj.com/revaluation.asp?p=current&id=359

Towards the bottom of this page is a link to a spreadsheet,
Proposed Assessments as of April 18th,

Click on that and open with Excel, Search out your address.

Posted on: 5/25 9:37
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Re: New Jersey hospital bills patient $5,751 for ice pack and bandage
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Isn't this part of the same group that tried to steal the ambulance contract for Jersey City from JCMC a few years ago?

The assumption was they would steer all their emergency calls to Bayonne, Christ, and Hoboken, where those emergency rooms would rip you off. They also are not "in network" for most major health insurance plans.

Posted on: 5/4 8:44
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Re: Peace in Korean!
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Monroe wrote:
Huuuge win for global peace!


Until documents are signed and armies stand down nothing is done

Posted on: 4/27 9:32
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Re: New Jersey Prepares To Raise Taxes On "Almost Everything" As It Nears Financial Disaster
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JC_Man wrote:
To all you Liberal Dems that voted this idiot in - good for you, you're getting what you deserve. How come when New Jerseyians get hit with more taxes because of Trumps tax plan it's bad but when this a-hole promises the world and raises taxes on everything it's OK?


Because trumps plan disproportionately benefits corporations and the already rich instead of regular working class people ya rube. Trump and the GOP have convinced you that regular people do not deserve access to health care or a decent education. But the already wealthy need MORE tax breaks when they are already hoarding 80% of the wealth in this country? Get a clue.


Absolutely... And Trump is trying to glom another $20 million from the porn industry.

Posted on: 3/18 7:13
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Re: New Jersey Prepares To Raise Taxes On "Almost Everything" As It Nears Financial Disaster
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Yvonne wrote:
This is the problem with liberal states, even though the pension are not fully funded, the governor is still giving away free stuff. The promise for free county colleges means taxpayers are on the hook for those services. Another thing that no one caught is the 7% sales tax. Christie cut the tax slightly in order to have a 23 cents a gallon tax on gasoline. Now the 7% is new restored and the 23 cents tax is permanent.


It may be a problem for liberal states, but it's not a problem for this liberal mind. I'd rather be known for higher taxes than watching people suffer all over the place with low education, no or poor food, crumbling infrastructure, and kicking the financial obligations down the road. I'd rather be California or New York than Wisconsin or Mississippi any day.

There is a happy medium somewhere. And quite frankly liberal states are doing much better than conservative states in so many different ways.

Posted on: 3/14 6:33
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Re: Netflix series Seven Seconds (takes place in JC!)
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I was constantly bothered by them referring to the park as "Liberty Park," as opposed to "Liberty State Park." Am I the only one who's never heard it called just "Liberty Park?"

Posted on: 3/4 8:54
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Re: help reading appraisal from revaluation
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jcguy05 wrote:
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I am not clear why abatement tax will be higher than your actual property tax, according to above info i was given from the abatement tax lady, it should never happen. I guess maybe some building has special non-standard abatement contracts.


This is because some abatements are based on, at least for a portion of the abatement period, on a calculation that has nothing to do with the normal tax rates, but a formula based on the highest purchase price and common charges. It is possible for that formula to wind up creating a number that is higher than the unabated tax bill.

Posted on: 2/12 22:16
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Re: Governor Murphy
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Monroe wrote:
How is wanting to take care of your own 'hate in your heart'? Every kid here illegally costs 23K/year to educate. Money that could be spent on your own kids college prep, or vo tech programs. Why should we educate every kid from every poor country on the planet? Or provide billions in emergency room costs raising our own family healthcare costs?

Murphy is Corzine, without the sweater and the beard.


There is nothing wrong with "taking care of your own." But there is also nothing wrong with taking care of those less fortunate than you. I'm liberal and damn proud of it, but if someone does break a law, or tries to live without working to support themselves, I'm all for cutting them off.

In the case of the "Dreamers," these are people whose parents came here illegally, but the kids were just brought along. In order to qualify for DACA, they must be working or in school, they must be crime free, and they pay fees to have their status. I refuse to believe that forcing these DACA recipients to live in fear as we've done over the last year is good for anyone.

Those public officials and the rest of us that support "Sanctuary Cities" know that the best way to deal with crime amongst illegal aliens is simply not to punish those illegal aliens who's only crime is finding their way into this country. If the hard working, (and yes, most illegal aliens work harder at jobs that typical American citizens don't want), illegal alien knows he can talk to local police, he's more likely to step up and report the real criminals, including the few evil illegals.

As far as the absurdly low minimum wage we have, when a person works a "full time job" and cant afford to support his/her family or even just him/herself, when companies like Walmart and McDonald's suggest that their employees apply to the government for assistance because those companies don't pay enough, it's those companies that are getting subsidized labor, and they're the ones living off the government teat.

Yes, I will go out on record as saying that the difference between a liberal and a conservative is that liberals have empathy for all humans, and desire to change the status quo to help all people. Conservatives only care about themselves and those who are the same or already better off.

Posted on: 2/11 13:46
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Re: Governor Murphy
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stillinjc wrote:
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RichMauro wrote:
After months and months of lambasting New Jersey citizens with campaign promises, our Governor is strangely silent as of late.
There has been the occasional move into the progressive liberal direction, but where are the pronouncements of strong initiative to right New Jersey's wayward pathways?


Don't you worry, he'll move quickly on legalization of marijuana, sanctuary status for illegals, unisex toilets, higher taxes and other "progressive" agenda items that will greatly improve our quality of life...



I'm sorry you have hate in your heart. The so called "Liberal Agenda" is designed to help all people, not just those who've suctioned off all the wealth of this country.

Posted on: 2/11 12:40
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Re: help reading appraisal from revaluation
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"Imputed debt service" is essentially the payment on hypothetical mortgage based on the conditions set out in the PILOT agreement. In my case, and I'd assume others, that mortgage is based on the highest sale price of the property's history, so you'd need to know that.

There are plenty of EXCEL spreadsheet templates that can help you figure that. Or find an online financial calculator.

"Common Charges" are your monthly or annual condo/coop maintenance charges.

Posted on: 2/10 18:00
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Re: help reading appraisal from revaluation
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To the OP,
You need to find your governing documents. Somewhere in that large document is the Abatement Agreement, or PILOT/Payment in lieu of Taxes. Use that and the Abatement charge document you should have been getting twice a year, which also shows the calculation. Try to figure the arithmetic on that calculation. It may seem complicated, but it's really just Junior High level arithmetic. And then pay attention to the Phase Out that's documented as part of the abatement agreement, and apply that.

Posted on: 2/2 17:11
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Re: New Tax Rate is Insane!
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Yvonne wrote:
Nearly one third of Jersey City is a non-ratable, meaning they are not affected by the new taxes. Everyone is high because nearly $3 billion (2017) figure is not added to the ratable base. If taxes went up 3 or 4 times just multiply that $3 billion to $9 billion or $12 billion for the 2018 rate.


By none-ratable, do you mean the buildings with tax abatement? In that case, I don't think it's true that "they are not affected by the new taxes". I live in Liberty harbor which is supposed to have 20 year tax abatement and which I thought meant my taxes were supposed to change for 20 years . I got the similar letter telling me my taxes are going up too.



You need to check your offering statement (or governing documents) for the abatement agreement. Most abatements have a "Phase Out," and it certainly sounds like you are in that Phase Out.

Posted on: 2/2 16:35
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Re: 4k/UHD vs. LED TV's
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hero69 wrote:
tv aficionados, any word on whether lg is coming out with a roku oled tv? i could see forking over the money for such a device..i'm like the schoolboy saving his money for that "just right" baseball card


I doubt it, though anything is possible. However there are 4 HDMI inputs on the LG OLEDs, so adding a Roku device is very easy. OTOH, the LG WebOS has an internet browser as well as a very comprehensive set of apps.

I have a Roku HD device hooked up to my LG OLED, but I rarely use it as almost everything is available through the LG WebOS. The only exception is for CBS All Access, for which the Roku does give a better experience. but even that I can get via the LG directly.

Posted on: 12/30 3:05
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Re: 4k/UHD vs. LED TV's
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Absolutely nothing is BROADCAST in 1080p. However there are quite a few 1080p programming choices, and many Ultra HD choices available via streaming services. The pictures are quite amazing.

Do you need anything higher than 1080i. NO, but the reality is, you don't need any TV. That's the beauty of this all, the choice is yours.

I've been watching a lot of UHD lately and enjoying it immensely.

Posted on: 12/28 16:02
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Re: pre-paying 2018 taxes
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It would be really helpful if the Jersey City tax office could post "Preliminary assessments for the 3rd and 4th qtrs, 'subject to the affects of the tax re-val" on the online website." They could just mirror the 1st and 2nd qtr payments. That would help get around the most recent IRS Statement.

Posted on: 12/28 8:20
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Re: 4k/UHD vs. LED TV's
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JCSHEP wrote:
If it helps anyone I bought a 65 inch 4K LG OLED for Black Friday. I also have HD sets (3 of them), the difference for true 4K content is staggering to me. Note that neither Comcast nor Fios has anything in 4K. I am using a 4K Apple TV with a fast Fios connection to stream. HD does also look better, but to me 4K content looks better than real life, almost too good. Perhaps it’s the lighting but real life doesn’t look as sharp and I have 20-20 vision. Good luck, the price is steep but falling. Agree with the other poster, if buying LG get the lowest 2017 model, picture quality is the same, it’s the frame and sound that change. Use a receiver for Atmos if you want it!


I'm that other poster. If you haven't already, start using the built in smart TV functionality of the LG to connect to Amazon, Netflix and Hulu, along with live IP TV channels.. The Amazon UHD stuff is not an extra charge. Netflix does charge extra monthly, not sure about HULU. But the 4K Amazon stuff looks incredible, and the built in interfaces are very good (can't compare to to the Apple TV interface). There's a ton of usability built into these LG tvs. Enjoy.

Posted on: 12/28 8:17
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Re: 4k/UHD vs. LED TV's
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hero69 wrote:
those oled/qled tvs are beautiful but i'm not sure i can justify spending the money on them since i don't watch tv that much. ghowever, i have been eyeing the tcl -p series 4k roku hdr tvs which cnet compares to a poor man's oled.




Do NOT be fooled by Samsung's "QLEDs" they are not the same as LG/Sony OLEDs. QLED is basically an enhanced version of the standard LED/LCD display, while OLEDs are a totally different technology as described in my prior post.

Yes, the OLEDs are more expensive. It's your call if it's worth the money. For me, it was.

Posted on: 12/27 14:10
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Re: 4k/UHD vs. LED TV's
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As of right now, pretty much all TVs are "Smart TVs." The only real standout technology is OLED. Unlike the LCD/LED TVs, where there is backligitng of some form passing through Liquid Crystal Displays, OLEDs or Organic Light Emitting Displays have a system where each pixel creates its own light. This means that when you want black for that specific pixel, you just turn off that specific pixel. It's the only current display technology that makes true blacks.

The two current manufacturers of large screen OLEDs are LG and Sony (which uses LG panels). I've had the LG Electronics OLED55C7P 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart OLED TV (2017 Model)
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M ... age_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
now for about 2 months, and I'm incredibly happy with it.

The one change I'd advise, unless you're a real audio freak, get the B model for about $200 less than the C model. The Dolby ATMOS audio is not a big deal.

Full disclosure. I'm in charge of the technical production of 60 MINUTES, so working with high quality displays is an integral part of my job, and OLED are indeed the technology of choice, and I have some experience in this issue.


Posted on: 12/27 10:53
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Re: pre-paying 2018 taxes
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papadage wrote:
What NJ does is immaterial since the state and local tax deduction wording, as written, means that even if you pre-pay it, you will not be able to deduct it for 2017 taxes. The language of the new tax law only allows you to deduct state and local taxes in the year they are due.

It was written purposefully to prevent prepayment.

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/12/18/prepay ... -blocked-in-gop-bill.html


The article you're quoting is several days old... look at this Washington Post Article
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wo ... l/?utm_term=.90229543d958

There are several other serious news articles that also make the same argument.

Posted on: 12/22 19:32
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Re: pre-paying 2018 taxes
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Ralph_Abutts wrote:
I stiill stand by comments that it is too premature to know if one can benefit by paying early both with the tax code itself and when the prez will sign the bill into law. One may save on fed taxes, but if wrong it is a big opportunity cost especially how the financial markets have bullishly performed.


Perhaps your comments about the market are true.

OTOH, I know I'll get my marginal rate worth of tax deductions back from pre-paying next years taxes as a sure thing, plus I'll most likely take the standard deductions next year, so in essence I'll be double dipping. I'll take the sure bet vs the potential returns for the partial year stock market gains.

Posted on: 12/22 8:52
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Re: pre-paying 2018 taxes
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I sent in a check for all 4 quarters (I just assumed that qtrs 3 and 4 would be the same as 1 and 2, obviously not true) at the end of last week. I just checked, and the payments are posted on the Jersey City Online Tax Account.

http://taxes.cityofjerseycity.com/

Posted on: 12/22 7:06
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Re: Gas station Air & Vacuums... prices & locations
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dmark526 wrote:
I bought an air compressor that plugs into the cigarette lighter of the car. It's the best $25.00 i've ever spent. It's saved me from having to change flats 3 times.


I did the same as well... agreed... a well spent $25.

Posted on: 12/11 20:22
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Re: Jersey City Medical Center Medical Bill
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Additionally, unless you are in a life or death situation, and I know this is not as simple as it seems, look for 24 hour medical clinics for dealing with such treatments. Their rates are significantly lower than the ER, and these types of situations are exactly what they are designed for.

Obviously, a chest pain (potential heart issue) or broken bones, severe wounds, etc., head right to the EF. But pain that you've been living with, fevers, and other stuff that don't feel life threatening, then the clinics are a better choice.

Posted on: 12/10 8:41
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Re: Bed in a box recommendations ?
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bodhipooh wrote:
Timely topic, as I have been considering a Sleep Number bed, and also looking at Casper. Would love to hear from others that may have first hand experience with these, or similar, brands.



If you're considering Sleep Number, consider Personal Comfort
https://www.personalcomfortbed.com/
Significiantly less expesnsive, but the quality is as good. We've had ours for a year now and we are very happy. And it was easy to assemble. It took me more time to take apart my old queen size bed then it took me to assemble the new frame and mattress.
The biggest thing they lack is the chain of national show rooms.

One note, ignore the sales hype on their webpage. The sale never really ends.

Posted on: 2017/9/9 16:22
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Re: 3rd QT (8/1) tax bill still missing from JC website
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From http://www.cityofjerseycity.com/


UPDATE: Mailing of Tax Bills

The tax bills have been created. Bills have been mailed at this time to Escrow Servicers and Tax Payers that participate in the ACH payment program. All other bills with be sent out by our mailing service and are guaranteed to be in the mail by September 8, 2017 at the latest.

The grace period for payment of the 2017 third installment will end on October 3, 2017. Any payment received after October 3, 2017 will be charged interest from August 1, 2017 to the date that the payment is received in the Tax Collector’s office.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we dealt with the unusually long delay this year in receiving our 2017 tax rate

Posted on: 2017/9/1 10:53
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Re: Tax Abatement Expiration?
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2017 Taxes are posted on the City Website

http://taxes.cityofjerseycity.com/

Posted on: 2017/8/19 13:12
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Re: Confederate Flag added to Liberty State Park
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You mean like Donald Trump or Richard Nixon??

Posted on: 2017/8/17 18:34
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Re: 3rd QT (8/1) tax bill still missing from JC website
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The community I own in came out of its final year of PILOT (Abatement) in 2016. They sent us a bill for 2017 first half abatement charges, which I thought strange, as I thought the abatement should have ended. But I still sent in the check as billed. A few weeks later, the check came back with a hand scribbled note saying the abatement was over. So I'm sure I owe the unabated taxes, for the 1st and 2nd quarters, yet they still haven't shown up on the website.

I'm guessing it will all show up after the reval. I hope people are banking the taxes that they would have owed, rather than spending the money.


Posted on: 2017/7/25 20:15
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Re: 2017 Tax Reval - Impact on Property Tax Abatement on Newer Homes
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First. no one knows with absolute certainty how the reval will affect any individual property, abated or not. There are valid thoughts that certain neighborhoods are over-taxed and will therefore benefit, and that other neighborhoods are under-taxed and will therefore see their taxes go up

That being said, it depends on how your abatement is worded. As far as I understand, abatements are just on the "improvements" to your property, i.e. the building, and not the land. So your land's assessed value could go up or down. Additionally, if your abatement is worded as mine was (just ended) there's a phase out, where your abated taxes are based on an escalating percentage of your unabated tax, then again your assessed value could go up or down. On the other hand, if your abatement is based on some other formula, as mine was for the first years of my abatement, then the taxes on your building should not change.

Simply put, there's no real way to know for sure for any home, abated or not, and each abatement has its own set of rules to apply.

Posted on: 2017/7/4 7:57
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Re: Activists drape 'Refugees Welcome' banner on Statue of Liberty
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My family were peasants in Europe while the slave trade was active all over the world, and you do know it was other black Africans who rounded up other black Africans and sold them, right?

But I'm sure glad we had President Lincoln and the Republican party to end slavery.


And you do know that the parties have swapped roles in the liberal/conservative spectrum in the late 1800s thru early 1900s. The Republican Party started out as the liberal extreme, they have now finally made it to the conservative extreme. Oh wait, no education, eh?


I guess you missed all the votes on civil rights in the sixties that Democrats opposed and Republicans supported . . .


I'm assuming you're talking about the southern "Dixiecrats" who were (to use the current vernacular) "Democrat In Name Only," and started joining the Republican party as soon as that happened in the 1960s.

Posted on: 2017/2/23 7:20
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