Archive for the ‘Taxation’ Category

Breakfast Briefing with Steve Forbes

Breakfast Briefing with Steve Forbes
Last week, on the first Monday in recent memory without snow in the forecast, almost 100 friends and supporters of CSI•NJ gathered at the Upper Montclair County Club in Clifton to hear from Forbes Media Chairman, Steve Forbes. Mr. Forbes used CSI’s most recent studies – Pension and Long-term...
April 1st, 2014 | Fiscal Reform, Taxation | Read More

Enterprise Value Tax Would Cost NJ Taxpayers More than $340 Million

President Obama’s Plan for Economic Growth and Deficit Reduction contains a provision, known as the “Enterprise Value Tax”, that would increase the federal taxation on a sale of any business structured as a partnership from a capital gains rate of 15% to the ordinary income rates that now reach...
January 25th, 2012 | Policy, Taxation | Read More

Yes, New Jersey is a High-Tax State

Yes, New Jersey is a High-Tax State
Paul V. Tyahla Executive Director Introduction Many in the legislature and public have shown an interest in New Jersey Policy Perspective (NJPP) research and an op-ed, purporting to demonstrate that New Jersey is not the nation’s highest-taxed state. The NJPP research, using Census data on governments,...
June 29th, 2011 | Featured, Policy, Taxation | Read More

Entrepreneurs and Lower, Simpler Taxes Offer Path to Economic Growth

On October 7, a special committee of the General Assembly met to hear testimony on how to best address the economic downturn facing New Jersey. Jerry Cantrell, President of the Common Sense Institute of New Jersey, noted that the engine of job growth in New Jersey has been new businesses and the entrepreneurs...
October 11th, 2010 | Economic Development, Fiscal Reform, Jobs Watch, Policy, Taxation | Read More

Property Taxes Climb Despite Falling Incomes in New Jersey

Property Taxes Climb Despite Falling Incomes in New Jersey
The U.S. Census Bureau released its one-year American Community Survey data for 2009 this week, and the report highlights the blight of state taxpayers. Last year, property taxes increased and remained highest in the nation, despite median household income falling for the year. New Jersey homeowners...
October 1st, 2010 | Economic Development, Featured, Policy, Taxation | Read More

Do Property Tax Caps Work?

Do Property Tax Caps Work?
Lessons for New Jersey from Massachusetts This report was co-published with the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research New Jersey is considering a tax reform called “Cap 2.5,” under which a municipality’s tax levy on existing property could not grow more than 2.5 percent in any year, unless...
August 4th, 2010 | Featured, Policy, Taxation | Read More

No Income Tax Increase This Year

No Income Tax Increase This Year
The General Assembly failed to override Governor Christie’s veto of a tax increase on high-wage earners, ending chances a new top marginal tax rate of 10.75% will be part of this year’s budget. The Institute has highlighted economic pitfalls associated with the tax increase. CSI-NJ notes that high-wage...
June 25th, 2010 | Economic Development, Featured, Policy, Taxation | Read More