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Who Pays the Most Taxes in Marlboro?

Commercial properties share the burden with Marlboro taxpayers. We've got the top 10 taxpayers in the township.

As the township () and the school district () get ready to solidify the 2012 budget, taxpayers are digging their feet in to prepare for the tax bill.

But fear not, Marlboro residents, you aren't alone. The top 10 highest tax bills in Marlboro belong to commercial properties, a fact that can provide, maybe, a little solace as you write the check. Just think, without these properties sharing the costs, it could be worse.

Top 10 taxpayers of 2011 in Marlboro*:

10. Exclusive Plaza $150,264.55
       -Monster Mini Golf, ,

9. A&P Shopping Center $175,271.25
       -, , ,

8. Mart Centre $176,292.83
       -Weichert Realtors, ,

7. $186,288.30

6. Apartment: Royal Pines at Marlboro $228,353.40

5. Brooks Edge Plaza $254,393.70
       - ,

4.   $294,619.95

3. Industrial: Central Jersey Industrial Park, T.M.C Marlboro L.L.C $450,697.50

2. Cambridge Square, Union Hill Nine Associates $611,929.02
       -, ,

1. Marlboro Plaza, $733,983.91
       -Vacant , ,

According to the Department of Community Affairs, as of 2011 Marlboro's total land value is $3,054,460,000. The township's taxable value is assessed at $6,897,539,085, a general tax rate of about $2 per $100 of assessed land value.

While Marlboro's potential and existing commercial ratables , it also has a healthy amount of exempt properties, such as churches, protected open space and historical landmarks. Exempt properties in the township, as of 2011, total $293,113,700.

Tell us: what other commercial properties would you like to see in Marlboro, if any?

*According to Data Universe, the projected rate excludes local fire tax, state rebate and property tax deductions/credits.

tom thornton March 28, 2013 at 06:31 PM
Costco did not pay taxes. The owner of the plaza paid taxes on the valuation of the entire complex which includes the Ihop and other stores.
Marlboro Mann March 29, 2013 at 07:19 PM
Judging by the amount of Marlboro Plaza's tax bill, it's no wonder that the entire shopping center looks run down. A far cry from the modern robust malls along Route 9 in Manalapan.
Robert April 01, 2013 at 01:46 AM
Why are Manalapans property taxes lower than Marlboro? They seem to have a better control over their municipal and school taxes .
Michael Mirkin April 01, 2013 at 02:16 PM
@kaitlyn - Thanks for the info. I really like to know what was paid while Regal was there and if Costco build out increased/decreased or kept taxes the same? Interestingly enough I looked at the stats and average taxes in Marlboro are up over 78% between 2000 and 2010. Within the same time frame Manalapan taxes are up a little over 55%. I wonder what normalized data would like breaking out municipal vs. school taxes for both municipalities.
Marlboro Mann April 01, 2013 at 03:02 PM
The school taxes in Marlboro are obscene and take up nearly 75% of the annual tax bill. Residents should be greatful that they will no longer have a say since they are now guaranteed a 2% increase per year as the Board spends up to the cap. No longer will residents have to stand in awe and validate the Marlboro NEA's scare tactics. No wonder there are so many empty homes in the Township. Who could afford to live here with our "wonderful and costly" school system? Once the kids take flight, the parents take flight right behind them. It is not a sustainable situation.

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