“Despite this ruling, we will continue to fight for our member companies in Jersey City and the local business community that are impacted by this tax,” said NJBIA President and CEO Michele Siekerka. “Our job creators will look for other locations as a result of this payroll tax. This tax will also slow the inflow of new jobs to Jersey City.”
Hudson County Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Maria L. Nieves added: “While we are disappointed that this ruling upheld the Jersey City payroll tax, we continue to believe that this tax is misguided and that in the long-term it is detrimental to growth of the local business community. Thus, we support an appeal and the opportunity to revisit this issue.”
The local ordinance also violates numerous constitutional provisions regarding discriminating between residents and nonresidents, taxing other municipalities’ businesses, and more.