It's never too late to become a UEZ member, even if you've been an established business. Please call the Urban Enterprise Zone Secretary, Rosie Rogers at 732-923-2043. Tonya will provide you with the necessary information and forms regarding membership. Upon acceptance by the state, businesses may charge a discounted sales tax (3.4375% as of 1/1/2017) to customers and also may purchase business equipment tax-free. There are additional tax relief benefits if your business hires employees who reside within the zone and who have recently been unemployed or on public assistance.
The benefits of this program far outweigh the paperwork involved and it is definitely worth finding out if your business is eligible to obtain this designation. Historically, these funds have helped to improve parking areas, sidewalks, make available facade improvement grants and offset the expense of many events and programs throughout the year. This is truly a program that lets you see first hand our tax dollars at work.