NJ leads nation in property taxes

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - September 23, 2009

The Tax Foundation analyzed Census figures and determined Garden State homeowners put 7 percent of their paychecks toward property taxes in 2008.

New Jersey's median property tax bill was $6,320.

The group found six of the nations 10 most expensive counties were in New Jersey.

Hunterdon County property owners paid a median bill of $8,492, or third-highest in the country.

Westchester and Nassau counties in New York topped the list of counties. The median bill in Westchester was $8,890 and $8,628 in Nassau.

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Information from: The Star-Ledger, http://www.nj.com/starledger

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