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Supervisors to take up tax calendar proposal at Jan. 6 meeting

County staff is urging caution when approaching a proposed change in the tax year for real estate taxes from the calendar year to the fiscal year. The Gloucester County Board of Supervisors is expected to discuss the matter at its Jan. 6 meeting.

York district supervisor Phillip Bazzani initially proposed the change in November to align the county’s calendar year real estate tax collection effective date to the fiscal budget year, with taxes due on July 1, the start of the fiscal year, rather than June 30.

According to Bazzani, if this proposal is enacted, it will force the county to forecast revenues more accurately and make its books and records more transparent to the board and the taxpayer.

In a memo to supervisors, county administrator Brenda Garton stated on behalf of her staff, “We recommend that the board approach this significant change with more caution in order to provide sufficient time to ensure that this change, if desired, can be implemented correctly, and...

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