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Cheating on your taxes in New Jersey? someone is watching you

You may not know it, but a group of specially trained men and women are working hard in New Jersey to fight tax evaders.

Tammy Tomlins, acting special agent in charge of the IRS office of criminal investigations in New Jersey, said her team is investigating potential Internal Revenue Service code violations and other types of financial crimes as well as “such as money laundering, corruption or breaches of bank secrecy”. Laws about laws.

Who is targeted?

She said their investigations “are targeted at people who knowingly commit tax evasion or other financial crimes. We don’t fish out cases.

Tomlins said they would get leads for more than 125 new inquiries each year from a variety of sources.

“Some of them are referrals from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, some of them are referrals from your neighbor or anyone who recognizes that someone is unwilling to pay their fair share, and some of them are from other law enforcement sources,” she said.

She stressed that this is important work because “it strengthens the backbone of our voluntary compliance tax system, it’s a system that funds things like our government, our military and our infrastructure.”

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She added that if you know of monkey activity, you should definitely report it.

“Individuals and businesses that engage in tax evasion aren’t just stealing from the government, they’re stealing from their neighbors,” Tomlins said.

“At the end of the day, it’s about protecting American taxpayers and making sure everyone pays their fair share.”

She said regarding your own taxes:

• Choose a tax preparer wisely, look for a preparer available all year round.
• Make sure your preparer has an IRS tax preparer identification number
• Make sure your preparer signs your return as your preparer
• Make sure you receive any refund due, it should not go to your preparer
• Understand that the IRS will never call you threatening you with legal action, if you receive a call like this it is a fake

• Do not respond to text messages, emails or social media posts claiming to be the IRS – they are fake

David Matthau is a reporter for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at [email protected]

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These are the best hiking spots in New Jersey

A trip to New Jersey doesn’t have to be just the beach. Our state has incredible trails, waterfalls and lakes to enjoy.

From the Pine Barrens to the Appalachian Trail to New Jersey’s hidden gems, you have plenty of options for a great hike. Hiking is a great way to spend time outdoors and enjoy nature, plus it’s a great workout.

Before you hit the trails and explore some of our listeners’ suggestions, I have some tips on hiking etiquette from the American Hiking Society.

If you descend and encounter an uphill hiker, pull to the side and give the uphill hiker some space. An uphill hiker has the right of way unless they stop to catch their breath.

Always stay on the trail, you may see side paths, unless marked as an official trail, avoid them. Going off the trail, you risk damaging the ecosystems around the trail, the plants and wildlife that live there.

You also don’t want to disturb any wildlife you encounter, just keep your distance from the wildlife and continue hiking.

Cyclists must yield to hikers and horses. Hikers should also give in to horses, but I’m not sure how many horses you’ll encounter on New Jersey trails.

If you plan to take your dog on your hike, they must be on a leash and be sure to clean up all pet waste.

Finally, pay attention to the weather, if the trail is too muddy, it’s probably best to save your hike for another day.

I asked our listeners for their suggestions on the best hiking spots in New Jersey, check out their suggestions:

Municipal tax bill for every city and town in NJ, filed

Just under 30 cents of every $1 of property taxes collected in New Jersey supports municipal services provided by cities, townships, boroughs, and villages. Statewide, the average municipal tax bill alone in 2021 was $2,725, but that varied widely from over $13,000 in Tavistock to nothing in three townships. In addition to the $9.22 billion in taxes for municipal purposes, special tax districts that in some locations provide municipal services such as fire protection, garbage collection or economic development collected 323, $8 million in 2021.

New Jersey license plate designs over the years