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Marine Trades Association of New Jersey Foundation Announces 2017 Scholarships and Educational Awards


The Marine Trades Association of New Jersey (MTA/NJ) Foundation is pleased to announce the winner of their education scholarship. Valued at $1,500, this scholarship is open to MTA/NJ members' children and their employees' children and can be applied to any higher education program. Since 2006, the MTA/NJ Foundation has awarded over $20,000 to deserving students.
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2017 MTA/NJ Annual Dinner & Elections


On April 6th, 2017, the Marine Trades Association of New Jersey (MTA/NJ) held its Annual Dinner & Elections at Doolan’s Shore Club in Spring Lake and elected its 2017-2018 Officers & Directors. Jim Cerruti of Fair Haven Yacht Works in Fair Haven will begin his term as President of the Association. Ed McCarthy of McCarthy’s Marine Sales in Brielle will begin his term as First Vice President, and Brian Fischer of MESCO in Thorofare will begin his term as Second Vice President. Ed Harrison, III of Baywood Marina in Brick remains the Treasurer and Raymond Bogan of Sinn, Fitzsimmons, Cantoli, Bogan, West & Steuerman in Point Pleasant Beach continues as Secretary.
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2017 MTA/NJ Conference & Expo


The Marine Trades Association of New Jersey Conference & Expo 2017 is being held on Thursday, March 16th at Eagle Ridge Golf Club in Lakewood. It is an all-day event with breakfast and registration beginning at 8:00 am, presentations throughout the day with the conference ending with a cocktail hour from 5:30pm- 6:30pm and prize giveaway. The MTA/NJ Conference & Expo is a one day educational event that is held every other year and organized specifically for marine business owners, operators, employees and anyone involved in recreational boating in New Jersey. The conference will cover a wide range of subjects with informative presentations and interactive sessions designed to help participants manage their businesses more prosperously and provide them with the tools needed for success.
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Summer-Ready Boaters Pack Sixth Annual New Jersey Boat Sale & Expo


Strong crowds and sales at the sixth annual New Jersey Boat Sale & Expo, February 16-19, 2017 were proof that the boating industry is strong and growing in New Jersey. Unseasonably warm temperatures had New Jersey dreaming of summer boating, as evidenced by the record number of attendees who sailed through the doors of the New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center in Edison in search of their new boat.
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Sales Tax Update


The New Jersey Sales and Use Tax will be reduced in two phases between 2017 and 2018. The Sales and Use Tax rate will decrease from 7% to 6.875% on and after January 1, 2017. The tax rate will decrease to 6.625% on and after January 1, 2018.
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NJ Division of Taxation Frequently Asked Questions Regarding New Sales Tax Law


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Marine Trades Association of New Jersey Foundation Announces 2016 Scholarships and Awards


The Marine Trades Association of New Jersey (MTA/NJ) Foundation is pleased to announce the winner of their education scholarship.
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The Marine Trades Association of New Jersey Elects its 2016-2017 Officers and Directors and Presents Sponsor Awards


On April 21, 2016, the Marine Trades Association of New Jersey (MTA/NJ) held its Annual Dinner & Elections at The Mill in Spring Lake. Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno attended the event and addressed the members, discussing the challenges of running a marine business, the impacts of Hurricane Sandy and the reduced sales tax on boats. Assemblyman David Rible was also in attendance and spoke before the membership.
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Strong Crowds and Sales Marked the Fifth Annual New Jersey Boat Sale & Expo


A strong current of guests at the New Jersey Boat Sale & Expo in Edison, February 18-21, 2016, was proof that the boating industry is strong and growing in New Jersey.
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Governor Christie Signs Bill Into Law Reducing Sales Tax on Boats


The recreational boating industry in New Jersey was given a boost today by the signing of S-2784/A-3856 (Van Drew, Whelan/Andrzejczak, Johnson) into law. Governor Christie signed the bill which provides a partial exemption and maximum sales and use tax imposition amount for sales and uses of boats and vessels, and establishes a grace period for use tax imposition on certain boats and vessels used by resident purchasers.
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The reduced tax and cap will go into effect on February 1, 2016.
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MTA/NJ Executive Director Named Darlene Briggs Woman of the Year


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Melissa Danko, MTA/NJ Executive Director, has been named the 2015 Darlene Briggs Woman of the Year. Melissa was presented with the award, one of the marine industry’s most prestigious, during a Wednesday morning awards breakfast taking place in conjunction with the annual Marine Dealer Conference & Expo.
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