Infographics

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.

Residents working

in Southeastern

Pennsylvania*

Pct. of

county

workers

Burlington

Camden

Gloucester

Total

 

31,075

41,281

24,901

97,257

14%

17%

17%

16%

Pct. of

county

workers

Residents working

in South Jersey*

Bucks

Chester

Delaware

Montgomery

Philadelphia

Total

9,106

1,423

5,706

4,826

21,282

42,343

3%

1%

2%

1%

4%

2%

* Southeastern Pa. counties: Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia.

South Jersey counties: Camden, Burlington, and Gloucester.

SOURCE: U.S. Census Bureau, 2014 data

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