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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Gov. Signs Legislation Setting 2020 Tax Appeal Date

Yesterday Governor Murphy signed into law A-4157, which extends the statutory deadline to file a property tax appeal from May 1, 2020 to July 1, 2020 and provides the County Board of Taxation until September 30, 2020 to render a decision on a tax appeal. The deadline only applies for this year’s tax appeals and does not apply to tax appeals in counties operating under the Gloucester County Pilot Program or the Monmouth County Demonstration Program.  

In response to COVID-19, NJ Supreme Court Chief Justice Rabner issued an order on March 19, 2020 extending property tax appeals to the later of May 1, 2020 or 30 days following the Governor’s determination that the state of emergency under Executive Order 103 has ended. Chief Justice Rabner issued two more orders on March 27, 2020 and April 6, 2020 maintaining that the statutory deadline to file a property tax appeal extends to the later of May 1, 2020 or the expiration of Executive Order 103.

The new law, which the League supported, took effect immediately, supersedes the Court Order, and is retroactive to April 1, 2020. The law will expire on December 31, 2020.

Contact: Lori Buckelew, Senior Legislative Analyst, lbuckelew@njlm.org, 609-695-3481 x112.


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