Katie Leighton

NJ Shore Vacationers and Rental Homeowners Requesting
Governor Murphy to Sign Bill A4814
Providing Immediate Tax Relief on NJ Vacationers.

Bill to amend the AirBNB tax and relieve 11.625% or more tax on vacationers renting homes directly from shore homeowners will take effect the moment Governor Murphy signs it.

(July 2nd, 2019– Long Beach Township, NJ) The New Jersey Shore Rentals Coalition
is calling for Governor Phil Murphy to correct the Airbnb tax on personal bookings
and provide instant tax relief to vacationers renting a shore home directly from a
shore rental homeowner this summer. Bill A4814 (Downey/McKeon) S3851
(Gopal/ Andrzejczak) unanimously passed both the NJ Assembly and Senate in
fast action to correct the unintended consequences of the 2018 NJ Transient Tax
which left vacationers paying over 11.625% tax on their vacation stays when
renting a home directly from a homeowner. The bill currently sits on Governor
Murphy’s desk awaiting his signature to become law. The NJ Shore Rental
Coalition, composed of homeowners who rent direct, has been the driving force
behind correcting the law on the century old family vacation tradition.

“Every day that passes with this tax imposed is less money for families to spend
while now on vacation at the Shore. The coalition urges Governor Phil Murphy to
sign A4814 so that families can come to the shore and rent without having to pay
a rental tax. The Governor can immediately take action to make both this summer
rental season more affordable for those vacationing in New Jersey. The Governor
should not wait another moment. Governor Murphy is a strong supporter of
tourism and this will help both the renters and small businesses during our short
summer season along the shore,” said Denise Payne, President of NJ Shore Rental

“This bill was fast tracked through the legislature by overwhelming unanimous
vote in both the Assembly and Senate because it is the right thing for the New
Jersey tourism economy. Quick action is needed to save what remains of the
summer vacation season,” Payne went on to say.
The Coalition recognizes Assemblywoman Joann Downey, and Senators Vin Gopal,
John McKeon and Bob Andrzejczak who diligently worked with leadership in
moving this bill through the legislature in order to salvage the 2019 summer
season for our vacationers.

All New Jersey shore rental owners and vacationers are needed to reach out to
Governor Phil Murphy’s office and ask that he immediately sign A4814 by calling
(609) 292-6000 or via
GOFUNDME SITE: NJ Shore Rentals Coalition is being funded by NJ shore rental
homeowners, vacationers and small businesses.

BACKGROUND: NJ Shore Rentals Coalition launched in the fall of 2018 when a
group of New Jersey shore rental homeowners were blindsided by a new short-
term rental tax that became law on October 1st, 2018. The new law requires all
short-term rental property owners who book directly with renters to collect a
11.625%-13.625% tax from vacationers which will undoubtedly have a negative
impact on the economy of the Jersey Shore.

ABOUT NJ SHORE RENTALS COALITION: NJ Shore Rentals Coalition is a 501(c)(6)
NJ non-profit corporation enhancing the growth of owner rental property so as
to contribute to the prosperity of New Jersey shore community and business.
(Established 10/30/18)