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The Tax Collector shall carry out the duties set forth below, along with such other duties as are required by law:
With respect to billing, the Tax Collector shall be responsible for (a) ascertaining the amount of taxes due from each taxpayer and informing each taxpayer of this fact; (b) Understanding the process by which taxes are determined; (c) Cooperating with the municipal tax assessor, the county board of taxation, and other financial authorities; (d) Designing and implementing an efficient method of issuing bills; and (e) Having a working knowledge of property tax exemptions, abatements, and deductions, along with electronic data processing of tax rolls and tax billing.
With respect to the collection of monies, the Tax Collector shall be responsible for: (a) Receiving and accounting for payments upon notification of taxes due; (b) Ensuring the proper disposition of funds received; (c) Maintaining detailed accounting records; and (d) Processing electronic data as it pertains to the collection of monies.
With respect to enforcement, the tax collector shall be responsible for initiating and carrying out procedures for enforcing the timely payment of taxes by the taxpayers, including but not limited to the application of interest on delinquent accounts, tax liens, and tax sales. The Tax Collector shall also assist in the foreclosure of municipally held tax sale certificates. New Jersey Administrative Code 5:32 Current through December 5, 2017.
As appropriate to the form of government, the Tax Collector shall be responsible for providing the governing body and appropriate municipal officials with regular reports on the activities of his or her office including, but not limited to, billings, adjustments, collections, and balances.
The Tax Collector shall ensure compliance with all statutes, rules, regulations, and directives pertaining to municipal tax collection.
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Property Taxpayer Bill of Rights
P. L. 2017, c. 128.
The Property Taxpayer Bill of Rights ensures that:
1) All property taxpayers are accorded the basic rights of fair and equitable treatment under the State Constitution and laws of New Jersey; 2) All property taxpayers receive the information and assistance they need to understand and meet their property tax responsibilities.
Services to Property Taxpayers
As a property taxpayer, you have the right to obtain information explained in simple, nontechnical terms about:
Your responsibilities and rights as a property owner and property taxpayer;
Your real property assessment and how it is determined and calculated;
Your right to appeal and how to appeal an assessment you believe is incorrect as to your property or as to another property in the same county and the time limits involved;
Your right, in the context of a property tax appeal, to view the property record card of other real property in the municipality;
You have the right to expect questions will be responded to within a reasonable amount of time;
Statements and Notices
You have the right to expect all notices you receive will clearly identify the purpose of the communication and the proper procedure when responding;
For More Information
Many Local Property Tax forms and publications are available on our website;
Required Website Posting
The Property Taxpayer Bill of Rights must be posted on the webpage of each county board of taxation and each municipality in the State having an internet webpage.