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Taxes - Numbers Don't Lie

Marcus || November 3rd, 2016

Kurkowski & Amenhauser, Ignorant or Selectively Deceptive?


Democrat Freeholder candidates Dan Kurkowski and Jon Amerhauser’s claim that spending is out of control in Cape May County and the per capita cost of taxes in the County is double most other counties in the State.  This leads people to believe that they are paying double the amount of taxes that people in surrounding counties are paying.  This is, of course, not true; and it shows that these two have, at best, no understanding of how taxes are calculated or, at worst, are intentionally trying to deceive County residents.


Let’s assume the best of these two inexperienced, liberal attorneys – they simply do not have an understanding of how taxes are calculated.  Kurkowski and Amenhauser are basing their claim on a year-round population of about 100,000 residents.  What they don’t tell you is that same figure swells in excess of 500,000 to 600,000 people at any given time during our tourism season.  More importantly, “County taxes” are collected through local property taxes.  Again, PROPERTY taxes, not RESIDENT taxes.  What does this mean?  It means that if you own property in the County, you pay “County taxes.”  48% of properties in Cape May County are vacation homes owned by non-County residents.  This means that approximately 50% of all “County taxes” are paid by non-County residents.  It does not mean, as Kurkowski and Amenhauser suggest, that permanent year-round residents pay double the amount of property taxes because half of all County properties are owned by non- County residents.  Indeed, Kurkowski & Amenhauser’s per-capita tax spending analysis is based on a completely false premise.


 Freeholders Jerry Thornton, Marie Hayes and the rest of the Board of Chosen Freeholders are proven leaders with a long and strong record of fiscal responsibility.  The table below proves Cape May County has the second lowest taxes in the state of New Jersey.  A fact Kurkowski and Amenhauser either do not understand or want to ignore.

New Jersey Residential Property Taxes – Average Property tax bill


Atlantic County

Bergen County

Burlington County

Camden County

Cape May County

Cumberland County

Essex County

Gloucester County

Hudson County

Hunterdon County

Mercer County

Middlesex County

Monmouth County

Morris County

Ocean County

Passaic County

Salem County

Somerset County

Sussex County

Union County

Warren County













































Source: NJ.Com


Facts don’t lie.




Marcus Karavan

Cape GOP Chair




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