Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Commuter Tax Coming Back for New Jerseyans Who Work in Manhattan?

The Manhattan borough president thinks the state Legislature should restore New York City’s suburban commuter tax.

George Washington Bridge
Spencer Platt, Getty Images

The New York Times says Scott Stringer’s office estimates the tax could generate $725 million a year for regional mass transit.

The Democrat is considered a likely candidate for mayor.  The Legislature eliminated the commuter tax in 1999. It had been in place for 33 years.

The income tax was paid by commuters who worked in New York City but lived elsewhere.

Under Stringer’s proposal, the tax would be levied at the 1999 rate. That was 0.45 (zero-point-four-five) percent for most commuters.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Best of NJ 101.5

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://nj1015.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for New Jersey Insiders quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive New Jersey Insiders contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.