P.L. 1997, CHAPTER 226, approved August 25, 1997
Senate, No. 360
An Act providing for the collection of certain tax refunds and rebates to pay delinquent assessments and restitution intended for victims of crimes, amending P.L.1981, c.239.
Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:
1. Section 1 of P.L.1981, c.239 (C.54A:9-8.1) is amended to read as follows:
1. Whenever any taxpayer or homeowner shall be entitled to any refund of taxes pursuant to the "New Jersey Gross Income Tax" (N.J.S.54A:1-1 et seq.) or a homestead property tax rebate pursuant to P.L.1990, c.61 (C.54:4-8.57 et al.), and at the same time the taxpayer or homeowner shall be indebted to any agency or institution of State Government, to the Violent Crimes Compensation Board for the portion of an assessment ordered pursuant to N.J.S.2C:43-3.1 for deposit in the Violent Crimes Compensation Board Account or restitution ordered to be paid to the Board pursuant to N.J.S.2C:44-2 for deposit in the Violent Crimes Compensation Board Account, or for child support under Title IV-A, Title IV-D, or Title IV-E of the federal Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. §601 et seq.), or other indebtedness in accordance with section 1 of P.L.1995, c.290 (c. ) the Department of the Treasury shall apply or cause to be applied the refund or rebate, or both, or so much of either or both as shall be necessary, to satisfy the indebtedness. Child support indebtedness shall take precedence over all other indebtedness. The Department of the Treasury shall retain a percentage of the proceeds of any collection setoff as shall be necessary to provide for any expenses of the collection effort.
(cf: P.L.1995, c.290, s.3)
2. This act shall take effect immediately.
Provides for the collection of delinquent assessments and restitution for the VCCB through the Set-Off of Individual Liability program.