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Sep
18
TRENTON - State Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio today announced the launch of a new web-based portal that streamlines how small, minority, women, and veteran-owned business enterprises (SMWVBEs) certify with the state, allowing them to more easily compete for state contracts with the Department of the Treasury.
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Sep
17
TRENTON – The Department of the Treasury today reported that August revenue collections are on target two months into the new fiscal year.
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Aug
28
TRENTON - State Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio announced today that New Jersey’s current tax rate on gasoline and diesel fuel will remain stable for the coming year at 41.4 cents and 48.4 cents per gallon, respectively.
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Aug
14
TRENTON - The Department of the Treasury reported that July revenue collections are on target as the new fiscal year gets underway, with collections for the major taxes totaling $2.33 billion, up $250.1 million, or 12 percent, compared to last July.
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July
25
TRENTON - Governor Phil Murphy announced today that the State of New Jersey will host NJ Connects, the first-ever state summit designed to connect minority-, women-, veteran-, and LGBTQ-owned businesses with roughly one billion dollars in public and private sector contracting opportunities.
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July
3
TRENTON - The Department of the Treasury today released the list of spending items in the newly enacted FY 2020 Appropriations Act that have been placed into reserve pursuant to Executive Order No. 73 signed by Governor Murphy on Sunday.
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July
3
TRENTON - State Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio today announced the launch of a new web-based portal that will transform the way Treasury’s Division of Taxation and the NJ Economic Development Authority (EDA) issue and review economic development tax incentives that have been awarded, allowing the agencies to track the entire lifespan of a tax credit, regardless of how many times it is sold from company to company.
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June
17
TRENTON - The Department of the Treasury announced today that the proposed rules governing the expansion of the New Jersey Public Private Partnership (P3) program are now available on the New Jersey Register for public comment.
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June
14
TRENTON - The Department of the Treasury reported that May revenue collections for the major taxes totaled $2.452 billion, down $142 million, or 5.5 percent below last May, after rebounding in April. However, fiscal year-to-date revenues are on track to meet Treasury’s updated year-end projections with $29.361 billion collected in total, up $2.576 billion, or 9.6 percent, over the same period last year.  
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May
20
TRENTON - State Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio released the following statement Monday on the latest Moody’s analysis that underscores New Jersey’s need to better prepare for an eventual recession:
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May
14
TRENTON - State Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio announced that the Department of the Treasury has entered into an amended service agreement with Northstar New Jersey Lottery Group, which controls the New Jersey Lottery’s sales and marketing operations, a move that is projected to save the state roughly $100 million over the remaining life of the contract.
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May
14
TRENTON - State Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio appeared before the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee today to present revised revenue estimates for both FY2019 and FY2020, highlighting New Jersey’s improved revenue outlook due in part to the record-setting $3.627 billion in Gross Income Tax receipts the state collected for the all-important month of April.
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May
13
TRENTON - State Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio announced that the Murphy administration is poised to make a deposit in New Jersey’s Surplus Revenue Fund (SRF) for the first time in more than a decade. The Surplus Revenue Fund, more commonly referred to as the “rainy day fund,” has sat dry since late 2008, just after the Great Recession hit.
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Apr
11
TRENTON - The Department of the Treasury reported that March revenue collections for the major taxes totaled $1.822 billion, up $262.8 million, or 16.9 percent, above last March. Fiscal year-to-date, total collections of $21.098 billion are up $947.7 million, or 4.7 percent, above the same period last year.
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Apr
08
The New Jersey Department of the Treasury and the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) will host a second opportunity forum next week to help small, women, minority, and veteran-owned subcontracting companies (SMWVBEs) explore opportunities to work on the new state office building development projects underway in Trenton.
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Apr
01
State Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio testified before the Assembly Budget Committee at the State House today, providing a detailed update on revenue projections for both fiscal year 2019 and 2020 and detailing Gov. Murphy’s plans to restore fiscal responsibility and grow and strengthen New Jersey’s middle class.
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Mar
27
State Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio announced that Acting Director Corey Amon was sworn in this morning as the permanent Director of the Department of the Treasury’s Division of Investment (DOI).
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Mar
14
The Department of the Treasury reported that February revenue collections for the major taxes totaled $2.334 billion, up $191 million, or 8.9 percent above last February. Fiscal year-to-date, total collections of $19.277 billion are up $685 million, or 3.7 percent above the same period last year.
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Mar
13
The state of New Jersey is seeking artists to design, construct, and install artwork for the new state office buildings being constructed in downtown Trenton, the NJ Department of the Treasury and the NJ Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) announced today.
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Feb
14
The Department of the Treasury reported that January revenue collections for the major taxes totaled $4.042 billion, up $225 million, or 5.9 percent above last January. Year-to-date, total collections of $16.942 billion are up $493.8 million, or 3.0 percent above the same period last year.
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Feb
02
The New Jersey Department of the Treasury’s Unclaimed Property Administration (UPA) presented the Affordable Housing Alliance with a check this week for $1.78 million to help provide assistance to low and moderate income New Jersey households struggling to pay their utility bills.
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Jan
24
With income tax filing season about to get underway, and the prolonged federal government shutdown placing a financial strain on furloughed workers, the New Jersey Department of the Treasury wants to remind all taxpayers that the Division of Taxation stands ready to assist anyone experiencing hardship who may be struggling to make payments.
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Jan
14
The Department of the Treasury reported that December revenue collections for the major taxes totaled $2.973 billion, down $335 million, or 10.1 percent below last December. However, year-to-date, total collections of $12.901 billion are up $269 million for FY 2019, 2.1 percent above the same period last year.
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Dec
27
As part of the Department of the Treasury’s ongoing efforts to reconnect state-held assets to their rightful owners, the Unclaimed Property Administration (UPA) has launched a veterans outreach campaign, which has uncovered as many as 3,000 veterans and widows in New Jersey who may have unclaimed assets, resulting in over $200,000 being returned to families thus far.
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Dec
14
The Department of the Treasury reported that revenue collections remain on target through the first five months of FY 2019. Collections for the major taxes totaled $1.93 billion, down $58.8 million, or 3.0 percent, compared to last November. However, year-to-date total collections of $9.927 billion are up $603.5 million, or 6.5 percent above the same period last year.
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Nov
16
The New Jersey Division of Taxation has announced the official launch of the 2018 Tax Amnesty program to provide individuals and businesses with the opportunity to pay back taxes or file past returns with no penalties and reduced interest.
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Nov
14
The Department of the Treasury reported that October revenue collections were on target through the first four months of FY 2019. Collections for the major taxes totaled $2.277 billion, up $73.0 million, or 3.3 percent, compared to last October. Year-to-date, total collections of $7.997 billion are up $663.3 million, or 9.0 percent above the same period last year. Adjusting for an accelerated gross income tax withholding payment, year-to-date growth in the major revenues is 7.3 percent, almost exactly matching the year-end target growth rate of 7.5 percent.
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Oct
15
The Department of the Treasury reported today that September revenue collections were above target growth at the close of the first quarter of FY 2019. Collections for the major taxes totaled $3.295 billion, up $393.7 million, or 13.6 percent, compared to last September. Year-to-date, total collections of $5.72 billion are up $591.2 million, or 11.5 percent above the same three months last year.
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Oct
2
In an effort to attract small, minority- and women-owned businesses, the Department of the Treasury and the NJ Economic Development Authority (EDA) will host a networking event next week for entrepreneurs to showcase the opportunities that lie ahead as two new state office building projects get underway.
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Sept
27
The Department of the Treasury’s Division of Investment (DOI) today announced that the final, unaudited net return for New Jersey’s Pension Fund was 9.06 percent for fiscal year 2018, exceeding both the benchmark return of 8.65 percent and the 7.5 percent statutory assumed rate of return.
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Sept
27
State Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio welcomed news that Moody’s Investors Service has deemed the health benefits savings agreement the Murphy Administration announced last week a “credit positive” for the State of New Jersey.
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Sept
26
Governor Phil Murphy today signed an Executive Order establishing the New Jersey State Capital Partnership, an initiative designed to harness state support and resources to spur economic development in Trenton and help chart a new course for New Jersey’s capital city.
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Sept
25
The New Jersey Division of Taxation postponed tax filing and payment deadlines for taxpayers affected by Hurricane Florence, State Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio announced today.
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Sept
17
The Department of the Treasury reported Monday that August revenue collections are on target two months into the new fiscal year.
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Sept
17
State Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio extended her heartfelt condolences to the family of Cliff Goldman, who served as Treasurer from 1976 through 1982:
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Sept
17
Governor Phil Murphy today announced that the Murphy Administration has reached a health care benefits agreement with labor groups, including the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA)
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Aug
30
2016 Law Mandates Adjustments to Ensure Funding for Critical Infrastructure Projects
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Aug
17
The Department of the Treasury reported that July revenue collections are on target as the new fiscal year gets underway, with collections for the major taxes totaling $2.030 billion, up $149.0 million, or 7.9 percent, compared to last July.
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Aug
10
New Jersey returned a near-record amount of unclaimed property and assets during the fiscal year that just ended, according to State Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio, with a total of $142.6 million returned to 50,837 rightful owners and heirs in FY 2018.
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July
20
State Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio today announced that James Carey, a veteran of the Attorney General’s Office, has been appointed the new Executive Director of the New Jersey Lottery. Carey will officially take over the helm on July 23 as Acting Executive Director while his nomination awaits advice and consent from the State Senate.
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July
12
State Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio today laid out a framework for several initial state health benefit cost-saving measures underway by the Murphy Administration that are projected to yield significant annual savings for taxpayers, while upholding the state’s commitment to public employees.
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Jun
14
The Department of the Treasury today announced that dedicated revenues remain stable while General Fund revenues remain weak for FY 2018 with the Corporation Business Tax (CBT) seeing a substantial decline for the month of May.
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Jun
1
State Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio on Friday directed all state cabinet and agency heads to immediately freeze all hiring, promotions and discretionary spending until further notice in order to ensure General Fund resources are adequate to support essential state operations.
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May
21
State Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio appeared before the Assembly Budget Committee on Monday to present revised revenue estimates for both FY18 and FY19 and relayed a sobering message on New Jersey’s accelerating structural budget imbalance, precipitated in large part by a number of tax changes made under the previous administration.
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May
15
The Department of the Treasury on Monday reported that April revenue collections for the major taxes were essentially flat compared to last April, up by only 0.3 percent. Total revenues are tracking close to the FY 2018 aggregate target, increasing $1.338 billion, or 5.9 percent, year-to-date.
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Apr
18
Following the Internal Revenue Service’s lead, the New Jersey Department of the Treasury’s Division of Taxation announced Wednesday that it is providing taxpayers with an additional day to file and pay their taxes.
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Apr
12
Governor Murphy’s nomination for State Treasurer – Elizabeth Maher Muoio – became just the second woman in New Jersey history to be confirmed to the cabinet post after receiving official confirmation from the State Senate on Thursday.
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Apr
10
Acting Treasurer Muoio Testifies Before Senate Budget Committee
Acting State Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio testified before the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee at the State House today, providing a detailed update on revenue projections for both fiscal year 2018 and 2019 and detailing Gov. Murphy’s plans to get the state’s fiscal house in order by charting a new trajectory for New Jersey
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Mar
29
NJ State Investment Council Announces Sale of Holdings in Manufacturers of Automatic & Semi-Automatic Arms for Civilian Use
Division of Investment Exercises its Fiduciary Responsibilities to Act in the Best Interest of Plan Participants, Based on the Merits of the Investment
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Mar
29
Governor Phil Murphy's Detailed Budget Book For FY 2019 Now Available Online Read More
Feb
22
Following Governor’s Lead, Acting Treasurer Muoio Assembles Diverse, Women-led Treasurer’s Office Read More
Mar
1
Acting Treasurer Muoio Authorizes Changes to Assumed Rate of Return for NJ’s Retirement Systems, Laying out Responsible Pathway to Actuarial Assumptions Read More
Feb
20
NJ Treasury Assures Filers of Online Taxation Data Security Measures Read More
Feb
14
January Revenue Performance Mixed Read More
Feb
9
State Treasurer Urges NJ Veterans to Apply For New $3,000 Income Tax ExemptionRead More
Jan
12
Revenues for Fiscal Year 2018 Exceeding ProjectionRead More
Jan
11
Division of Taxation Launches New Website and Self-Help VideosRead More
Jan
8
Lottery Enterprise Contribution Act Lowering State’s Borrowing CostsRead More

Last Updated: Wednesday, 09/18/19