TRENTON, NJ - Legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin to ensure homeowners who want to appeal their property taxes are aware of the appeal deadline was signed into law by Governor Chris Christie on Friday. The bill came from an idea from a resident, who felt that the tax appeal information was not easily found on their property tax bill.
“This is a simple step that can go a long way in ensuring that homeowners who want to appeal their property taxes do not miss their opportunity to do so,” said Pinkin (D-Middlesex)
The bill (A-544) would require the statutory notice of annual assessment, usually mailed in late January, to contain the deadline to file an appeal of the assessment in boldface type. Since the notice of assessment does not require any immediate action by a property taxpayer, the consequences of the notice on the amount of subsequent tax bills often passes largely unnoticed until well after the appeal deadline of April 1st.
The bolded notice is intended to remind property taxpayers of the quickly approaching filing deadline for appeals so that they don't loose their opportunity to file an appeal before the deadline.
The bill was co-sponsored by Assemblyman Joe Lagana (D-Bergen/Passaic), Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo (D-Atlantic), Assemblyman Raj Mukherji (D-Hudson), Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling (D-Monmouth), as well as Senator Brian Stack (D-Hudson) and former Senator Peter Barnes (D-Middlesex).
Assemblywoman Pinkin represents the 18th Legislative District which includes East Brunswick, Edison, Helmetta, Highland Park, Metuchen, South Plainfield and South River. She was first elected to the Assembly in 2013 after serving on the East Brunswick Town Council since 2005. The Assemblywoman was re-elected in November 2015.
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Democrat Nancy J. Pinkin, of East Brunswick, was first elected to the New Jersey General Assembly on November 5, 2013.
Born August 4, Mrs. Pinkin earned her Associate of Applied Science from Middlesex County College; her bachelor's from Rutgers University; and her Master of Public Administration in public administration and health administration from New York University. She also completed a post-graduate fellowship in health policy and research at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.
Mrs. Pinkin is the founder of Pinkin Associates, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in health care consulting and association management. She also is the executive director of the Middlesex and Mercer county medical societies.
Prior to serving in the Assembly, Mrs. Pinkin served as a member of the East Brunswick Township Council from 2005 to 2014, and as council president from 2006 to 2008.
Mrs. Pinkin and her husband, Dr. James Salwitz, have two adult children and recently became grandparents.
Mrs. Pinkin represents the 18th Legislative District, which includes the Middlesex County municipalities of East Brunswick, Edison, Helmetta, Highland Park, Metuchen, South Plainfield and South River.
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