Thursday, January 17, 2013
Township saw a higher percentage tax increase for 2012 than the state average.
Homeowners in Springfield are paying both higher property taxes than the statewide and Union County averages, according to a statewide chart published by the Star-Ledger. The average total Springfield tax bill comes in at $10,007.95. The statewide average tax bill came in at $7,870.28, while Union County averages $9,515.09 The statewide average property tax increase was 1.7 percent for 2012, the smallest bump in more than two decades, and Springfield residents saw a 2.5 percent tax increase for 2012. Across Union County, the average percent increase for 2012 was 2.1 percent. Mountainside had the highest percentage increase for 2012 (5.6 percent), while Winfield had the biggest decrease for 2012 (-0.8 percent). Compared to the rest of Union…
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Tax payments can be made with a credit card or ach payment until Aug. 10.
Springfield residents can make credit card payments on their property taxes from their home. The online payment service is available through Springfield's home page. Once on the site, click on the big red button on the top right of the page. You can choose to either pay by credit card or e-check (ACH). If you find yourself in the neighborhood of town hall, you can also pay by credit card in person at the tax collector window. There is a convenience charge for credit card use but not ACH. All transactions are secure. Property taxes are billed quarterly and are due in four payments: the first day of February, May, August and November.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Reactions from town and school officials throughout Northern New Jersey on the 2-percent cap on property tax increases.
As municipal and school governments across New Jersey prepare to adapt to a new 2-percent property tax cap signed into law last week, local officials are uncertain about the future of local budgets. One exception to that uncertainty is Springfield, where the Republican majority government has endorsed Christie's budget measures and has already applied a similar approach to the Township's budget. "On the Republican level, we support the cap," Springfield Mayor Ziad Shehady said. "And also, I introduced a resolution showing the town officially supported the cap that passed with bipartisan support." The enthusiasm for tightly contained budgets is evident in Springfield's proposed municipal budget, which entails a slight tax decrease. The …