New Jersey’s Division of Taxation continues to conduct road details in search of truck operators who have not paid the state Corporate Business Tax (CBT). The CBT is aggressively applied to all trucking companies making any pickups or delivery in the state regardless if they have a terminal in the US or not. Failure to pay the tax will result in the state seizing equipment.
Officials inform CTA they continue to stop several trucks from Canada. However, in respect to the state’s voluntary compliance agreement with CTA – which runs until Dec. 31, 2015 – Canadian trucks for now are being released with a warning.
However, state officials emphasize that Canadian carriers who have not taken advantage of the voluntary compliance agreement by Jan. 1, 2016 will be assessed and trucks could be immediately seized until the CBT is paid.
The temporary agreement between CTA and the state offers CTA members the exclusive opportunity to voluntarily come forward to register their business and file the appropriate taxes. The benefit for members is they will be eligible for favorable terms under the agreement. Only CTA members will be processed under this specific agreement.
CTA strongly encourages carrier members to participate in the Voluntary Disclosure Program immediately, if they have not yet done so. After Jan. 1 CTA’s ability to intervene on carriers’ behalf will be extremely limited.