2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 40A - MUNICIPALITIES AND COUNTIES
Section 40A:4-40.1 - Reduction of reserve for uncollected taxes by sale of total property tax levy
40A:4-40.1. Reduction of reserve for uncollected taxes by sale of total property tax levy
12. a. A municipality may reduce its reserve for uncollected taxes by deducting any or all payments anticipated during the fiscal year from the sale of the total property tax levy pursuant to section 16 of P.L.1997, c.99 (C.54:5-113.5), from the reserve for uncollected taxes as calculated pursuant to N.J.S.40A:4-40 and N.J.S.40A:4-41, provided that the obligation to make such payment is entered into prior to adoption of the budget. Any revenues received pursuant to this section shall be excluded from any calculation of the tax collection rate pursuant to N.J.S.40A:4-41 or receipts from delinquent taxes pursuant to N.J.S.40A:4-29.
b. A municipality shall not execute a contract for the sale of the total property tax levy unless the Division of Local Government Services in the Department of Community Affairs has reviewed the fiscal impact of the sale of the total property tax levy. The municipality shall forward a copy of a proposed contract and the fiscal analysis of the impact of the sale required to be provided to the municipal governing body pursuant to section 14 of P.L.1997, c.99 (C.40A:4-40.3), as soon as they are available, to the Division of Local Government Services for review. The division shall review the fiscal impact of the contract within 15 business days after receipt and shall approve or disapprove the contract in writing within that time. The director of the division may condition the approval of the contract on budget actions that the director may determine.