Area Residents Affected by the
Reciprocal Tax Exemption
Gov. Christie has notified Harrisburg officials that he is scrapping the reciprocal tax agreeement between New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The move would be highly unpopular in South Jersey, which has 64,000 residents who commute to work in Philadelphia that would lose their credit for paying the city’s wage tax. Wealthy Pennsylvania residents in Bucks County and elsewhere who work in New Jersey would be subject to Trenton’s higher tax rates.
in South Jersey*
* Southeastern Pa. counties: Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia.
South Jersey counties: Camden, Burlington, and Gloucester.
SOURCE: U.S. Census Bureau, 2014 data