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Senator Jon Bramnick

Bramnick: New Plan to End Unjust Taxation of NJ Residents by Other States Resulted from Oroho’s Diligence

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Senator Jon Bramnick said a bipartisan plan announced yesterday to address the unjust taxation of New Jersey residents by other states is the result of years of effort by Senate Republican Leader Steve Oroho to bring attention to the issue and highlight the need for reforms to protect taxpayers:

Sen. Jon Bramnick said a bipartisan plan announced yesterday to address the unjust taxation of New Jersey residents by other states is the result of years of effort by Senate Republican Leader Steve Oroho to bring attention to the issue and highlight the need for reforms to protect taxpayers. (Pixabay)

“I’m glad the administration has finally agreed with Leader Oroho and Republicans who have been calling for the state to aggressively pursue tax fairness for New Jersey residents who continue to be unjustly taxed by New York and other states,” said Bramnick (R-21). “The bipartisan legislation that we announced yesterday is just the first step in addressing the serious and expensive inequities that Leader Oroho has been talking about for years. I know there are more solutions that we can all discuss to keep moving the ball forward.”

Senator Steve Oroho

Oroho: After Two Years of Inaction, Murphy Finally Heeding Call to Address New York’s Unjust Taxation of New Jersey Workers

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Senate Republican Leader Steven Oroho responded to Governor Phil Murphy’s announcement of a legislative package to address New York’s unjust taxation of New Jersey workers more than two years after Republicans first called on him to act.

Senate Republican Leader Steven Oroho responded to Gov. Phil Murphy’s announcement of a legislative package to address New York’s unjust taxation of New Jersey workers more than two years after Republicans first called on him to act. (©iStock)

“For more than two years, we’ve been urging Governor Murphy to fight against New York’s unjust taxation of New Jerseyans. I can’t imagine why it took so long, but I’m glad he finally took our advice.

“Had the governor listened sooner, it’s possible that telecommuters from New Jersey could have saved thousands of dollars or more in unnecessary income tax payments to New York. Our State could have gained billions in new tax revenues that could have been used to prevent school funding cuts and support greater property tax relief.

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Senator Steve Oroho

Senate Approves Oroho/Sarlo Bill to Examine New York’s Unjust Taxation of New Jerseyans

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Legislation Requires State Treasurer to Report on New York’s Continued Taxation of Former Commuters from New Jersey

The New Jersey Senate has approved legislation sponsored by Senate Republican Budget Officer Steven Oroho and Senate Budget Chairman Paul Sarlo that would begin to address concerns that New York is unfairly taxing former New Jersey commuters who have been working from home in the Garden State during the pandemic.

The N.J. Senate has approved a bill by Sen. Steven Oroho and Sen. Paul Sarlo to address concerns that New York is unfairly taxing former New Jersey commuters who now work remotely. (Pixabay)

“It’s no surprise that New York wants to keep padding its budget at the expense of New Jersey, even if it no longer has a legitimate claim to our residents’ tax dollars,” said Oroho (R-24). “What is surprising, however, is that New Jersey has been so timid in addressing New York’s unjust taxation of New Jerseyans who are working from home and no longer commuting across the Hudson. The report that the Treasurer will be required to produce under this legislation will show the scope of the problem and set the stage for future action.”

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Senator Steve Oroho

Oroho/Sarlo Bill to Examine New York’s Unjust Taxation of New Jerseyans Advances

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Legislation Requires State Treasurer to Report on New York’s Continued Taxation of Former Commuters from New Jersey

The Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee has advanced legislation sponsored by Senate Republican Budget Officer Steven Oroho and Senate Budget Chairman Paul Sarlo that would begin to address concerns that New York is unfairly taxing former New Jersey commuters who have been working from home in the Garden State during the pandemic.

Legislation by Sen. Steve Oroho and Sen. Paul Sarlo that would begin to address concerns that New York is unfairly taxing former New Jersey commuters who are now working remotely has advanced. (Pixabay)

“If New York were prevented from taxing New Jersey residents who no longer go to work across the Hudson, we could generate hundreds of millions – perhaps billions – of tax dollars for New Jersey, all while lowering the income tax bills of former commuters substantially,” said Senator Oroho. “It’s imperative that we understand the scale of this unfair taxation of our workers, which will be the first step in pursuing tax fairness with New York.”

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Senator Declan O'Scanlon

O’Scanlon: NJ Should Participate in NH’s Lawsuit Against MA Over Taxation of Remote Workers

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Senator Declan O’Scanlon said New Jersey would be wise to consider filing amicus briefs in support of New Hampshire’s lawsuit against Massachusetts to end the taxation of remote workers who no longer commute across state lines to the Bay State.

Sen. Declan O’Scanlon said New Jersey would be wise to consider filing amicus briefs in support of New Hampshire’s lawsuit against Massachusetts to end the taxation of remote workers who no longer commuter across state lines to the Bay State. (Pixabay)

“New Hampshire is well justified in challenging the unfair taxation of its residents’ income by Massachusetts now that many former commuters to the Bay State are working remotely from home,” said O’Scanlon (R-Monmouth). “New Jersey faces the same issue with our neighbor across the Hudson, only on a much larger scale.”

The Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee advanced legislation today that requires the State Treasurer to examine and report upon New York’s taxation of New Jersey residents’ income.

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Senator Steve Oroho

Oroho Calls on Murphy to Stop Rolling Over for New York in Interstate Tax Fight

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Says State and New Jersey Taxpayers Losing Billions Through Governor’s Inaction

Senator Steven Oroho (R-24) called for Governor Phil Murphy to stop giving in without a fight to New York tax officials who are stepping up enforcement to claim income tax payments they don’t deserve from New Jersey residents.

Sen. Steven Oroho called for Gov. Phil Murphy to stop giving in without a fight to New York tax officials who are stepping up enforcement to claim income tax payments they don’t deserve from New Jersey residents. (Pixabay)

“It’s shocking to watch as Governor Murphy continues to sit silent while a horde of tax officials in Albany are issuing billions of dollars of tax bills to New Jersey residents for income earned here in the Garden State during the pandemic,” said Oroho, the Senate Republican Budget Officer. “The ‘convenience of the employer’ rule that New York is using to stake its claim clearly shouldn’t apply if offices were closed due to the pandemic and workers had no choice but to work from home in New Jersey. If there ever was a time to fight back against New York’s unfair taxation of New Jerseyans, it’s now.”

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Senator Steve Oroho

Oroho & Sarlo Praise NJ’s Filing of Amicus Brief in Interstate Tax Case

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Say Federal Case Could Address NY’s Unfair Taxation of NJ Workers

Senator Steven Oroho (R-24) and Senator Paul Sarlo (D-36) expressed their support for an amicus brief filed by the State of New Jersey today in support of New Hampshire’s position in an interstate tax dispute with Massachusetts.

Sen. Steven Oroho and Sen. Paul Sarlo expressed their support for an amicus brief filed by the State of New Jersey today in support of New Hampshire’s position in an interstate tax dispute with Massachusetts. (Pixabay)

New Hampshire filed a federal lawsuit in October questioning the constitutionality of an effort by Massachusetts to continue subjecting nonresidents from the Granite State to the Bay State’s income taxes for work performed remotely.

For months, Oroho and Sarlo have expressed similar concerns about New York’s continued taxation of former commuters from New Jersey who are working remotely from their homes in the Garden State during the pandemic.

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New Jersey Senate Republicans

NJ Budget Brief: Governor Murphy’s Emergency Bond Plan

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The Republican members of the Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee — Senate Republican Budget Officer Steven Oroho (R-24), Senator Sam Thompson (R-12), Senator Declan O’Scanlon (R-13), and Senator Michael Testa (R-1) — issued the following background brief today on the Murphy Administration’s pending closing on $4 billion of emergency bonds:

The Republican members of the Senate Budget & Appropriations committee issued a background brief with concerns about Gov. Murphy’s pending closing on $4 billion of emergency bonds. (Pixabay)


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Senator Steve Oroho

Editorial: Working from Home and Still Paying a Bundle in Taxes to NY? Let’s End That

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The following editorial by Sen. Steven Oroho (R-24) on the need for New Jersey to pursue tax fairness with New York was published by NJ.com on August 21, 2020:

With the rapid and likely permanent shift to telecommuting for many workers since the emergence of COVID-19, hundreds of thousands of New Jerseyans may be paying significantly more in taxes than they should. That’s because New York continues to levy income taxes on remote workers just as if they were still crossing the Hudson every day. As we will demonstrate, the cost of New York’s unjust taxation to both our state and impacted residents is substantial.

With many former commuters now working from home due to COVID-19, a shift that’s likely to become permanent for many workers, Sen. Steven Oroho said New Jersey should pursue tax fairness with New York to lower their tax bills. (SenateNJ.com)

Let’s start by examining the impact of this policy on an unmarried, single worker who earns $50,000 annually. If they were no longer taxed by New York while working from home in the Garden State, they would pay less than $1,300 in taxes to New Jersey. Under the existing policy, however, they pay more than $2,800 in taxes to New York when subject to the Empire State’s higher rates. New Jersey collects nothing from the worker under this arrangement since we give a full tax credit for every dollar paid to New York to prevent double taxation. In this example, the worker pays an extra $1,500 in income taxes to New York due to our neighbor’s unfair tax policies.

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