Hopes for a bigger property tax deduction on your federal income tax return have been dashed by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Justices refused to hear a lawsuit brought by New Jersey, New York, Maryland, and Connecticut that sought to have the cap on state and local tax (SALT) thrown out.

The $10,000 cap was imposed by former President Donald Trump's administration and disproportionately hit high tax states like New Jersey.

Garden State lawyers argued that point and alleged the cap illegally encroached on their own taxing authority.

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By rejecting the suit, the high court left the decision to Congress.

New Jersey congressional members Bill Pascrell, Josh Gottheimer, and Mikie Sherrill formed a so-called SALT caucus after President Joe Biden refused to address the cap.

The caucus was successful in getting legislation passed in the house to raise the cap, but the bill stalled in the senate.

It's unclear what happens next.

New Jersey U.S. Senator Bob Menendez has worked with fellow democrats to try and craft a bill that would gain enough votes in the senate, but those efforts have also stalled.

Every NJ city and town's municipal tax bill, ranked

A little less than 30 cents of every $1 in property taxes charged in New Jersey support municipal services provided by cities, towns, townships, boroughs and villages. Statewide, the average municipal-only tax bill in 2021 was $2,725, but that varied widely from more than $13,000 in Tavistock to nothing in three townships. In addition to $9.22 billion in municipal purpose taxes, special taxing districts that in some places provide municipal services such as fire protection, garbage collection or economic development levied $323.8 million in 2021.

School aid for all New Jersey districts for 2022-23

The state Department of Education announced district-level school aid figures for the 2022-23 school year on Thursday, March 10, 2022. They're listed below, alphabetically by county. For additional details from the NJDOE, including specific categories of aid, click here.

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