POLL: NJ Taxpayers Want Property Taxes Cut First

They'd rather see less property than income taxes.

More New Jersey taxpayers would prefer to see property taxes cut than income taxes, according to a newly released Rutgers-Eagleton poll.

While 52 percent of state residents support Gov. Chris Christie's proposal to cut income taxes by 10 percent across the board, 75 percent say they would rather see property taxes reduced before income taxes. 

The poll also showed that most voters overestimate how much an income tax cut would save them per year. While most voters think they would save $750, that's not quite the case. A taxpayer making $50,000 would save just under $100 per year and someone making $100,000 would save about $275 per year.

For complete results from the poll, click here

Take our poll below and let us know which tax you'd prefer to see cut first.

Note: This post is shared across several Patch sites serving communities in Morris, Somerset and Sussex counties. Comments below may be by readers of any of those sites.

Maxim Sapozhnikov February 27, 2012 at 10:25 PM
Eliot, there is a world of difference. Putting the gay marriage to a referendum makes at least some sense because it, as the supporters argue, promoted equality. Putting a new tax to a referendum, however, is about taking things away from an arbitrary minority of people and giving to a majority; it is prima facie unconstitutional.
The Stig February 28, 2012 at 07:22 AM
So you pay very little Income and Sales Taxes, but you want a tax break because . . . ??? Oh, and did you really publish your ex-wife's divorce complaint - http://rci.rutgers.edu/~mocker/running/complaint_for_divorce.pdf . . on the Rutgers website?? Kinda bizarro.
Eliot W. Collins February 28, 2012 at 01:01 PM
Because I pay over $10,000 in property taxes, that's why!
Maxim Sapozhnikov February 28, 2012 at 01:40 PM
Word of advice, Eliot: downsize.
6 Miles August 20, 2012 at 11:11 PM
Property taxes have been and continue to be an excuse for "guvmint" to steal and not tell you where it is going.. when was the last time, there was an independent 'audit' of where all that green actually went? Sure you got a top line view of 'what' and 'where' but seriously when has someone actually audited if/when and where that $ actually went? What about those that do not have kids that pay for those schools.. such as seniors for example? Property taxes are causing middle class families to actually lose their homes.. careful town councils.. continue on this path and you'll have only foreclosed properties and "no one to tax anymore".. there will be none of us left to fund your pensions and 3 months vacations.


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