Monday, April 15, 2013
Commercial properties share the burden with Bridgewater taxpayers.
With the township and school budgets squared away, and Tax Day 2013 officially over, taxpayers are digging their feet in to prepare for the latest tax bills. But fear not, Bridgewater residents, you aren't alone. We’ve got the top 10 highest tax bills of 2012 in Bridgewater, according to DataUniverse, belonging to commercial and industrial properties.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Residents owe $1.3 million in back taxes, sentenced to 44 months in jail.
A Bridgewater couple was sentenced to prison and supervised release after the two were convicted of failing to pay employment taxes, according to a release from the U.S. Department of Justice. James and Theresa DeMuro were each sentenced Friday to 44 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, as well as the condition that they pay restitution to the Internal Revenue Service in the amount of $1,337,952.12, the release said. According to the release, the couple was convicted of one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States and 21 counts of willfully failing to pay employment taxes. In April, the release said, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit affirmed the conviction decided by a jury, and …
Monday, April 2, 2012
Which of the following do you prefer?
- READERS' CHOICE
Monday, April 2, 2012
As April 15 approaches, where is the best place to do your taxes in Bridgewater? Our Readers' Choice contest continues this week and we want to know your preferred CPA for your taxes: Voting in the poll below is open until Friday at 9 a.m. We will announce the winner Friday around noon. So vote for who you think is the best accountant, and tell us in the comments why. Editor's note: The winner will be selected on a point system based on poll votes and directory ratings. If there is a tie, a winner will be determined by the amount of positive comments posted on this article and positive reviews received on its directory listing. For full contest rules, click on the PDF attached to this article.
Monday, June 27, 2011
The state's fiscal mess is mostly not their fault.
Over the last few weeks, the battle over New Jersey public employee pensions and health benefits has been fierce. Last week, the workers wound up the losers. The issues often are portrayed as simple ones—the unions are bullies who strong-armed state or local employers to get cushy perks for their members, or the governor and Legislature are the bullies stealing hard won benefits and collective bargaining rights from poor workers. It’s actually much more complicated than that. Way back 20 or 30 years ago, there was pretty much no doubt that New Jersey’s public workers on a whole were low-paid compared with people in the private sector. If you went to work in a public job, it was for the benefits, particularly for a good pension. Then came …
Monday, June 20, 2011
You can be nosey, or you can use the data to become a better citizen.
Last week, the New Jersey Department of Education released its database of school salaries. This has become an annual rite, usually at the end of or soon after the end of the school year. The information includes years of experience, educational degrees, job titles and, of course, the salary for every professional public school employee in the state. That means teachers, principals, superintendents, librarians, guidance counselors and others. It provides fodder for news stories. It gives citizens specifics about how tax dollars are being spent. And it ticks off more than a few educators who are appalled that their salaries are being publicized for their neighbors, friends and all the world to see. Used to be, pre-Internet, newspapers would…