SEARCHING FOR A CONTRACTOR?
THEN KNOW THIS..
IS THE WORK TAXABLE IN NEW JERSEY?
It depends on whether the work is considered a capital improvement, maintenance, or repair, under the laws of the State of New Jersey. To view the bulletin titled "Sales Tax and
Home Improvements" issued by the New Jersey Division of Taxation Click Here
DOES THE WORK REQUIRE LOCAL
For answers to frequently asked questions about construction permits, view the FAQ page at NJPERMITS.COM. Click Here
The Federal and State Laws cited above exist for your
protection. Compliance with these regulations is mandatory for all home improvement professionals doing business in the U.S. and the State of New
It is important to recognize that there are significant costs associated with
each of the following mandatory requirements that we comply with:
- General Liability Insurance.
- Worker’s Compensation Insurance.
- State and Federal Payroll Taxes.
- Commercial Vehicle Insurance & Registration.
- Contractor Registration.
- Lead-Paint Registration, Education, and Renovation
- Income Taxes.
These added costs are absorbed by a compliant contractor and avoided
by an unregistered contractor. Please keep this in mind as you seek bids for your home improvement project. A project cost estimate from a registered contractor will
generally be higher than a quote from an unqualified contractor, due to the added costs of compliance.
“Let the buyer beware” and “you get what you pay for” are highly
accurate statements as it relates to contractor selection. If you retain an unregistered contractor, you will forfeit your protection under the consumer laws. So beware. It
is a risky and unwise decision that may ultimately cost you time, aggravation, and a lot more money in the end.
View "NJ: Did one of these
62 contractors rip you off this year?" at 101.5.com.