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Chris Emigholz Chris Emigholz Chief Government Affairs Officer

Taxation & Economic Development Committee

The Taxation & Economic Development policy committee develops positions on legislative and regulatory proposals covering tax and economic development issues. This includes job creation incentives, development incentives, tax compliance, and tax competitiveness. You can also visit our Taxation Resource page for more information.

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June 27, 2023
NJBIA Testimony in Support of A-5323 – CBT Reform Bill

Good afternoon! My name is Christopher Emigholz, and I am the Chief Government Affairs Officer for the New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA). On behalf of our member companies that make NJBIA the largest business association in our state, thank you for the opportunity to speak in support of A-5323 and explain why this […]

October 31, 2022
NJBIA Testimony in Strong Support of A-4295/S-2876

NJBIA has been hearing for months about how important this bill is to get done, especially on the ending of the COVID tax timing extensions that became unfair after they lingered too long, and we appreciate your posting and hopefully quick passage of it to get it to the Governor’s desk for signature. The bill’s […]

June 27, 2022
NJBIA Testimony in Strong Support of A-3683/A-2152 & S-2378/S-733

On behalf of our member companies that make NJBIA the largest statewide business association in the nation, thank you to Senators Madden and Gopal and Assemblymen Freiman and Greenwald for sponsoring these bills and working with NJBIA on them, and thank you to Chairman Sarlo for posting these bills today and allowing us the opportunity […]

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February 1, 2022
NJBIA Taxation & Economic Development Fiscal Update

I want to briefly update you all on some of the fiscal bills Gov. Phil Murphy signed and vetoed at the end of the 2020-2021 legislative session. The Governor signed the Business Alternative Income Tax (BAIT) for pass-through entities cleanup bill and film tax credit expansion, both of which NJBIA supported, but we were disappointed […]

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