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Union County Family Fights 37k Property Tax Bill

When Rahway resident, Rafael Ortiz, and his wife were building their 10,000 square foot home, all they wanted was for their two disabled daughters to have enough space to feel independent, according to nj.com

However a $37,000 annual property tax bill, which Ortiz says is an incorrect assessment and is currently fighting, is forcing the family to sell their investments in order to stay in the handicap accessible house, according to nj.com.

Read more here http://www.nj.com/union/index.ssf/2014/04/rahway_family_fighting_37000_property_tax_bill.html#incart_river

Max April 22, 2014 at 11:51 AM
My family has abandoned plans to improve our dilapidated, run-down house, not because we can't afford the improvements, but because we won't be able to afford the increased tax bill once renovations are complete. Compared to the rest of the country, taxes in New Jersey are obscenely off the scale. The difference is enough to fund a retirement. It is sad and frustrating.

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