Contact Us
Make My Homepage

NJ Town First To Use Property Tax Card [AUDIO]

A Monmouth County community is said to be the first in the country to offer a merchant property tax rewards program. Marlboro Township rolled out its new Shop Marlboro card less than a month ago.

Marlboro Website

Mayor Jonathan Hornik says it’s aimed at spurring economic growth and creating jobs by encouraging people to shop locally.

He says “It allows participating retailers, service providers or anybody selling a product in Marlboro, to offer residents a discount and that discount would go directly towards the purchaser’s personal property taxes.”

The Marlboro Township Shop Rewards Program is being managed by FinCredit Inc., a Marlboro-based Company as well. FinCredit Managing Director Carmine DeFalco says it’s neither a credit card nor a debit card. He calls it a Property Tax Card or a type of customer loyalty program and he says they’re the only company in the country to offer the program.

Marlboro Mayor Jonathan Hornick
Marlboro Mayor Jonathan Hornick (Rosetta Key, Townsquare Media NJ)

DeFalco says for a small fee, the Property Tax Card allows merchants to use a separate machine or a online portal to contribute a percentage of the customer’s check toward their local property taxes. He says FinCredit keeps 2% of the reward money for it’s programming, customer service and other fees.

DeFalco says card holders can even monitor how much money has been set aside for property taxes in their accounts by going to the web site and selecting the Shop Marlboro page.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Best of NJ101.5

Recommended For You

Best of 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 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.