On the heels of a press conference at the capitol yesterday, a broad coalition supporting the repeal of New Jersey’s death tax, or estate tax, is also calling on Gov. Christie to support the effort.
A letter to the governor penned by the Family Business Council stated in part, “Simply put: death should not be a taxable event. It makes no sense to force a grieving family to pay a tax on their loved one’s property.” The letter, which includes 29 total signatories, was delivered to the governor’s office on Monday. (Read the entire letter here)
Highlights of yesterday’s press conference kicking off the death tax repeal effort can be seenhere.
The coalition plans a sustained, grassroots effort to mobilize the public on the issue and push for the legislation to be voted on by the Legislature this year.