New Jersey Municipalities Must Accept Prepayment of 2018 Property Taxes

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has ordered local governments to accept payments for 2018 property taxes in the waning calendar days of 2017, an effort to help homeowners take advantage of a major tax deduction before it is wiped out in the new year.

Those payments must be credited as received in 2017 as long as they are postmarked on or before Dec. 31, Christie says.

“This executive order requires local officials to dedicate the resources and staffing to serve New Jerseyans who are planning in this way for their families and their futures,” Christie said in a statement.

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