Larry Mendte interviewing Michele Siekerka

Tax increases would hurt New Jersey’s ability to compete economically with neighboring states, NJBIA President and CEO Michele Siekerka tells Larry Mendte of New Jersey Matters news show. Senate President Steve Sweeney has proposed a corporate tax surcharge that would raise the top CBT rate from 9 percent to 12 percent, on companies earning over $1 million in net income, while Gov. Phil Murphy has proposed increasing the income tax rate on those making $1 million or more to 10.75 percent.

Siekerka worries about what that would do to the bonuses companies are paying to their employees in response to federal tax reform and the impact on small businesses that pay income taxes instead of corporate taxes.

“This goes to the heart of our ability to be competitive here in the state of New Jersey,” she says.

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