Business owners who have yet to pay this year’s business license fees in Rutherford, North Jersey, may get a reprieve.
According to NorthJersey.com, Corey Gallo, the administrator of Rutherford Borough who is charged with collecting late payments, said that he will not pursue unlicensed businesses until a $26,000 discrepancy is resolved.
Gallo said that the borough’s financial records do not agree with those held by the Rutherford Downtown Partnership (RDP).
RDP manager Robin Reenstra-Bryant said the audit is a running tally of the funds received and not a complete record.
“I knew full well at the time I provided it, it would not match with what the borough accounts were,” she told the city council.
The news provider reported that the number of firms in Rutherford applying for business licenses fell last year by 30%. Licenses cost between $150 and $250.
Ms. Reenstra-Bryant explained that discrepancies can arise if a firm has gone out of business and the information has not been updated.