N.J. considers tax credit for motorists paying more than $1,000 in E-ZPass tolls

New Jersey lawmakers are considering a measure that would give drivers a tax credit for tolls paid using E-ZPass.

The legislation would provide a $1,000 state income tax credit for E-ZPass users who annually pay more than that in tolls to use New Jersey roadways, bridges and tunnels.

It’s aimed at helping commuters hard hit by toll hikes, said the bill’s sponsor.

“These commuters who are paying these high E-ZPass bills are paying not only for the road that they’re using but also for other transportation projects that they don’t use,” said Assemblyman Gregory McGuckin, R-Ocean.

“That’s the purpose of it, generally fairness for these residents of our state who are subsiding other road improvements,” he said.

Out-of-state drivers who pay New Jersey income tax also would be eligible for the credit.

Some lawmakers, concerned about whether the state can afford it, are awaiting estimates on the fiscal impact.

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