PA NJ Tax Reciprocity Agreement to Remain Intact, Petri Says
HARRISBURG – Rep. Scott Petri (R-Bucks) is pleased with this week’s announcement by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie that he has abandoned his plans to back out of the 38-year-long reciprocity agreement between Pennsylvania and New Jersey that has permitted residents in both states who work in the other to pay income taxes where they live.
Petri issued the following statement:
“When Gov. Christie announced his plan to revoke our reciprocity agreement in September, I immediately spearheaded an effort with several of my House colleagues in Bucks County, imploring the governor to reconsider. I wrote a letter to the governor and followed up with five phone calls to his office, requesting a meeting with him and local elected officials to discuss the intended and unintended consequences of ending our agreement. I am pleased that the governor heard our concerns and that he recognized the negative impact it would have had on taxpayers and businesses that employ them in both states.”
Representative Scott Petri
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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