NRTCTA NEWS ITEMS OF INTEREST

Lauryn Hill starts prison sentence for taxes
Wilton Villager, July 8, 2013
Grammy-winning singer Lauryn Hill began serving a three-month prison sentence in Connecticut on Monday for failing to pay about $1 million in taxes over the past decade..... story

Common Sense Shared Services Act Passes NJ Assembly
by G. King, June 28, 2013           
The New Jersey State Assembly passed the Common Sense Shared Services Act on June 27, 2013 with amendments to the Senate Bill (S-533) now substituted for A1401.  The amended bill must now be approved by the Senate... story

Sweeping Changes to CT Municipal Tax Law
by Lisa Biagiarelli, June 27, 2013           
The Connecticut General Assembly recently passed what has been referred to as perhaps the most far reaching set of changes and amendments to municipal tax law in decades… Story
 
Pending Legislation in NJ Will Impact Tax Offices
by Mary Testori, June 24, 2013                
New Jersey Tax Collectors are watching several bills that have been on the move this June, being reported favorably out of their respective legislative committees…. Story

TCTANJ Announces 75th Anniversary Golf Outing

Monday, September 16th, 2013
Eagle Ridge Golf Club
Augusta Blvd, Lakewood, NJ
Deadline to Register is July 16
Registration form
Sponsorship form

Barnegat Lays Off 3 Employees, Enters Shared Services Agreement with Ocean
Barnegat Ocean Acres Patch, Feb 9, 2012

Three Barnegat Township employees have been laid off as a result of a shared services agreement with Ocean Township. 

Barnegat's tax collector, zoning officer and recreation director were terminated Wednesday ahead of a shared services meeting in Waretown, where Barnegat and Ocean Township officials approved a joint resolution to share the three positions, said David Breeden, who is the administrator for both municipalities. The story.....

Economic problems make it difficult for towns to collect taxes
Press of Atlantic City, Nov 26, 2011
Collection of taxes due has been driven down by the poor economy over the past several years, leaving South Jersey towns with less money to spend on programs and requiring them to increase next-year budgets to make up the difference. The story.....

Facebook, a debt collector’s friend
US News & World Report, March 13, 2012
Your friends aren't the only ones checking out what you reveal on social media. Privacy settings can help, but they are not the whole answer.  Story.....

Generating New Revenue
New Britain City Journal, April 27, 2012
Blighted homes may see a rise in taxes.......Story

Rhode Island takes over another city’s finances
American City and County, June 1, 2012
It is the third time the state has assumed control of a struggling city..... Story

The local government squeeze
American City and County, June 11, 2012
Facing shrinking state aid and declining property taxes simultaneously......Story

The PEW Center Study
The Local Squeeze - Falling Revenues and Growing Demand for Services Challenge Cities, Counties and School Districts...... pdf

Debt Elimination Scheme Revealed
Details on the CT Tax Collector's Association web site












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