03/20/05 COMPLIANCE AND COLLECTION UNDERWAY
Jersey Shore Links
Point Pleasant Bch
Long Beach Island
SEPTEMBER 22, 2010
WE HAVE A BILL, WE NEED ALL THE SUPPORT WE CAN PUT TOGETHER
PROPOSED BILL TO REDUCE THE LODGING TAX
ALONG THE JERSEY SHORE WOULD RAISE
for the State and Local Governments.
Read the latest position of the state of NJ to include seasonal rentals in the existing 15% tax..
By Collecting the Tax fairly form all Rentals of less than 90 days,
The Additional Monies Collected will Offset the Repeal of the States
5% Portion of the Tax along the Jersey Shore.
Click on this link for more information November 6, 2007
A hotel/motel is a building regularly used and kept open for the
lodging of guests, including bed and breakfasts, inns, etc. (Key term etc.)
INSTRUCTIONS (PART A LINE 6) FOR NEW JERSEY HOTEL AND MOTEL
STATE OCCUPANCY FEE AND MUNICIPAL OCCUPANCY TAX RETURN
54:32B-2. Definitions (j) Hotel means a building or portion of it
which is regularly used and kept open as such for the lodging of guests.
The term hotel includes an apartment hotel, a motel,
boarding house or club, whether or not meals are served.
(Key term "Building or portion of it")
(no reference whatsoever to licensed facilities or properties pursuant to the department of community affairs designation)
18 (j) Hotel. A building or portion of it which is regularly used
19 and kept open as such for the lodging of guests. The term "hotel"
20 includes an apartment hotel, a motel, boarding house or club,
21 whether or not meals are served
ENFORCE THE LAW FAIRLY,
RENTAL HOMES, CONDOS APARTMENTS/REALTORS MUST NOT BE
ALLOWED TO HIDE BEHIND THE TERM SEASONAL WHEN THEY ARE
RENTING FOR WEEKS AND DAYS AT A TIME.
HOMES, CONDOS REALTORS ARE COMPETING UNFAIRLY AND NOT
PAYING THEIR FAIR SHARE OF THE TAX,
THIS IS HURTING TAX PAYERS.
AS WELL AS HOTEL/MOTEL, ROOMING AND OTHERS WHO ARE PAYING THE TAX
This site is dedicated to the repeal of the New Jersey Hotel Tax and the support and promotion of all of the
businesses at the New Jersey Shore.
It is our hope that the collective voice of the New Jersey Shore Hospitality Association (NJSHA) will lead to the
repeal of this New Jersey tax or at the very least the equitable application to all, thereby supporting tourism at the
New Jersey Shore now and in the future.
New Jersey is currently the most expensive state in which to operate a business, 14% above the national average.
Tourist-centered services are no exception. The New Jersey Hotel tax has increased this cost to a point where visitors are
turning away from the New Jersey Shore and taking their vacations and their dollars elsewhere. New Jersey has lost $1
billion in tourism dollars in the past ten years, and this trend is rapidly escalating. The New Jersey Shore hotels, motels,
and Bed &Breakfasts are part of the fabric of summer vacation life. However, they are not the only accommodations used
by summer visitors. Many homes, apartments and condominiums additionally compete for the same market and have mistakenly
offer these units as tax exempt accommodations for stays of less than 90 days
THE PRESENT TAX LAWS VIOLATES THE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS OF ALL SEASONAL
NEW JERSEY SHORE HOTEL/MOTEL LODGING PROPERTIES
The present legislation has been applied selectively to New Jersey Shore Motels, Hotels/Lodging to their detriment and with
a benefit to realtors and owners of seasonal rental properties. Seasonal rentals have offered their accommodations to tourists
for stays of less than 90 days as tax exempt accommodations in direct competition with New Jersey Shore hotel/motel businesses,
This practice was the subject of a STATE of NEW JERSEY Compliance Initiative in 2005 which is presently being blocked by the
powerful New Jersey Real Estate Lobby.
EQUAL PROTECTION UNDER THE LAW
The concept of equal protection under the law precludes the singling out of any one class of individual whether business or otherwise
from a larger common group for the application of a specific policy or law. The New Jersey Hotel Tax and New Jersey Sales and Use
Tax does harm to New Jersey Shore hotel and motel owners. It is for these reasons that all New Jersey Shore Motels, Hotels and B&B's
have the right to seek exclusion from these New Jersey Taxes.
IT IS OUR OPINION THAT THE IMPOSITION OF ANY TAX ON SMALL SEASONAL JERSEY SHORE
MOTELS & RENTALS SHOULD BE RESCINDED.
PLEASE JOIN US IN THE FORMATION OF (NJSHA), Collectively we will consider the filling of a class action suit to repeal or amend the
New Jersey Hotel Tax as it affects businesses at the New Jersey Shore and any other New Jersey Tax which is selectively applied to only
a segment of the businesses competing for the declining tourism business. If you are interested in helping establish or in any way supporting
the NJSHA initiative to repeal the New Jersey tax please contact us by e-mail and with subject line New Jersey Hotel Tax. (NJSHA) will serve
all of the Jersey Shore and will consist of a general board of directors each representing separate regions of the New Jersey Shore. We will
announce a general meeting of all interested parties to address the New Jersey Hotel Tax and the New Jersey Sales and Use Tax which exist
for seasonal rentals of any sort. Good luck and good weather to all of our New Jersey Shore Businesses.
Please CONTACT YOU LEGISLATOR and join us by submitting your comments through our feedback page and additionally contacting other
New Jersey Shore Hotels, Motels, B&B's and your representatives in TRENTON For More Information on the New Jersey Hotel tax and the
NJSHA please use the e-mail address below
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questions or comments about this web site.