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Old 02-13-2006, 12:15 AM   #1
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Sales tax for Elizabeth, NJ

I know in NJ, the sales tax is 6%. 3% goes to the state and the other 3% goes to the city. Elizabeth, NJ doesn't charge the 3%. I know this is true for IKEA and videogames, etc.

On what items does the city of Elizabeth charge the 3% tax? Cell phones?
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Old 02-13-2006, 8:28 AM   #2
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As far as I am aware. The entire 6% goes to the state. I sell items from time to time and collect sales tax. I only report, and send money, to the state. I have no idea if they split it up.

Elizabeth is considered some kind of urban development zone. They only charge 3% there to encourage people to shop there.
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I thought 3% went to the state, and 3% to the local county, and in an UEZ the state forgoes it's portion. I may be misinformed though.

A UEZ is usually just a portion of a city, so although IKEA is in an UEZ in Elizabeth, I think that some stuff over by Rts 1&9 isn't. Also, the 3% break isn't available on automobiles, and I don't think it's available on cell phones either.
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I know some stores only support the 3% sales tax. For instance, in Jersey Garden's mall, Bed Bath and Beyond charged me 3% for the city, and 3% for state.
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As far as I am aware. The entire 6% goes to the state. I sell items from time to time and collect sales tax. I only report, and send money, to the state. I have no idea if they split it up.

Elizabeth is considered some kind of urban development zone. They only charge 3% there to encourage people to shop there.
You send the entire amount to the state, and it's divided up there. It's the same way with NY and NC. I just pay them the full amount (I pay quarterly) and they split it up.
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I know some stores only support the 3% sales tax. For instance, in Jersey Garden's mall, Bed Bath and Beyond charged me 3% for the city, and 3% for state.
I think the specific business has to be approved by the state to participate in the 3% program. I.e., just setting up shop in a UEZ doesn't allow you to start charging only 3%. I'm not sure what the full criteria is, but probably has to do with generating local jobs, and somehow contributing to the local community.
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If you live here there's plenty of places to get 3% sales tax:

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OH is at 7%. it sucks.
that also includes cars and trucks when you buy them.
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OH is at 7%. it sucks.
that also includes cars and trucks when you buy them.
Looks like this may be so in NJ soon.
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