Taxes as Charity? New Jersey Towns Try to Elude G.O.P. Tax Law

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FAIR LAWN, N.J. — Faced with a new federal tax law that limits state and local tax deductions, three communities in New Jersey have come up with a novel solution: they want people to donate to a town-run charity as a way of mitigating their property taxes.

The three towns — Paramus, Park Ridge and Fair Lawn — announced on Friday that they would allow residents to donate the same sum they would have been charged in property taxes to pay for municipal services. Under the tax bill signed by President …read more

Source: New York Times

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