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Tax Time Guide: IRS urges taxpayers to check their tax withholding early in 2019; Paycheck Checkup can avoid problems next year

March 20, 2019

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service renewed its effort to encourage taxpayers to review their tax withholding using the IRS Withholding Calculator and make any needed adjustments early in 2019.

Doing a Paycheck Checkup can help you avoid having too little or too much tax withheld from your paycheck. The IRS reminds taxpayers that they can generally control the size of their ...

Raritan Valley Rail Coalition Presents Updates on Gateway Project

CRANFORD, NJ - The Raritan Valley Rail Coalition, a rail-advocacy group representing 1.7 million residents in four counties along NJ Transit’s Raritan Valley Rail line, will sponsor a free presentation on the Gateway Project beginning at 7 p.m, Tuesday, March 26th at the Cranford Community Center. 

“It cannot be understated: the Gateway Project, and related work, which ...

Governor Murphy Unveils New Plans to Care for Individuals Dually Diagnosed with Developmental Disabilities and Mental Health Conditions

TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy has announced $22.5 million in proposed new investments to care for individuals with developmental disabilities, including new funding for individuals diagnosed with both developmental disabilities and mental health conditions.

“Our budget will provide critical resources to allow individuals with both developmental disabilities and mental health ...

NJ Transit Non-Specific About Date of One-Seat Ride's Return

NEWARK, NJ -- Bruce Bergen, Chairman of the Raritan Valley Rail Coalition, addressed the NJ Transit Board at their public meeting on Monday, Feb. 25, and questioned why one-seat ride trains had not yet been reinstated on the rail line. Bergen, a former Union County Freeholder, also urged the NJT Board members to provide a date when restoration of service would ...

WalletHub Study Confirms What We’ve Long Suspected: NJ Has Country’s Highest Property Taxes

NEW JERSEY -- The average American household spends $2,279 on property taxes for their homes each year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. In light of this, it’s little surprise that more than $14 billion in property taxes go unpaid each year, according to the National Tax Lien Association.

To determine who pays the highest taxes, personal-finance website WalletHub today released ...

Somerset County Revives Proposal for Amazon HQ2

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Freeholder Director Brian D. Levine plans to reopen talks with Amazon about locating the company’s second headquarters – HQ2 – in Somerset County.

He made the announcement Feb. 22 at a meeting of the Somerset County Employers Legislative Committee.

Somerset County put in a bid for HQ2 originally, he said, but “the state nixed our idea and went ...

Quijano, Giblin & Downey Bill to Improve NJ’s Family Leave Program for Working Families Becomes Law

Law Would Expand Leave Time, Offer Higher Compensation, More Family Member Coverage, Increase Job Protections and Boost Program Participation

 (TRENTON) – Aiming to make New Jersey’s Family Leave Program more accessible and affordable for workers, legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Annette Quijano, Thomas Giblin, and Joann Downey was signed into law ...

NJ Human Services Announces Investments to Combat Opioid Epidemic and Boost Recovery Supports

TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Human Services has awarded nearly $1.4 million in grants for new addiction treatment programs focusing on peer recovery, intensive support for people dependent on opioids and alternatives to opioids for pain management for older adults.

“The Murphy Administration is committed to increasing innovative best practices and expanding treatment ...

Bill to Establish Panel to Facilitate Gateway Construction Projects Approved by Assembly Panel

TRENTON, NJ  – Setting the project guidelines in conjunction with the state of New York, legislation creating the Gateway Development Commission -- sponsored by Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin and the Assembly Transportation Chair Daniel Benson -- cleared its first legislative hurdle Thursday.

“The Hudson Tunnel Project is arguably the most important project that will ...

Families Affected by Disabilities Invited to Conference

MORRISTOWN, NJ – The Alliance of Private Special Education Schools of Northern New Jersey announced this year’s Annual Conference and Resource Fair.

Hosted in collaboration with the College of Saint Elizabeth and the Regional Family Support Planning Council, this year’s conference is themed ‘Parents Empowered.’ The event will give parents and educators the ...

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