Mayor’s Column: Live Voorhees, Shop Voorhees!

Mayor Mignogna discuss the township’s Shop Voorhees Property Tax Reward Program.

In 2013, the Voorhees Township Committee, in cooperation with our Economic Development Committee, became the first municipality in South Jersey to introduce the Shop Voorhees Property Tax Reward Program. Municipalities all over the east coast are now utilizing this innovative initiative.

This program allows a portion of your normal purchasing dollars spent on goods and services in Voorhees to be applied to your property tax bill, thereby reducing your taxes at the end of the tax year.

Shop at any participating Shop Voorhees location. You will know the participating businesses by the Shop Voorhees logo in their window or by checking online at www.propertytaxcard.com or the Voorhees Township website, www.voorheesnj.com. When you check out, present your Shop Voorhees card. The retailer will swipe your card and a percentage of your purchase will be applied to reduce your property tax bill. Each business independently establishes a percentage of your purchase that will be applied toward your taxes. It is that easy.

More than 40 Voorhees businesses have joined and more than 4,500 residents have chosen to participate in the program and the numbers continue to grow. Since the program’s inception, there have been more than $1,800,000 in sales utilizing the Shop Voorhees Card.

When the program started, cards were distributed to every resident by mail.

If you need a card, contact the municipal clerk at (856) 429–7757 or email clerk@voorheesnj.com. To activate your card, register it at www.propertytaxcard.com or www.voorheesnj.com. You will need your Shop Voorhees card as well as your property block and lot number available. This is how your shopping benefits will be recognized in order to be credited. If you reside in an apartment, your address will be the recognizing factor for receiving a check at the end of the tax year. Everyone can participate as long as you sign up with your card and you live in Voorhees.

The Shop Voorhees Property Tax Reward Program also features a free mobile app. If you have an iPhone or Android, download and enjoy. The app includes information about all participating merchants and the credit percentage each merchant is offering. Use the app for a quick search and the “click to call” feature. Once you have downloaded the app, check it often because some merchants may upgrade to include inventory and reservation capability.

The app also features a community page to allow residents to publicize local events. To upload an event, please email the Shop Voorhees program administrator at admin@propertytaxcard.com. To ensure quality service, event postings are subject to a screening process.

The Shop Voorhees app is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play for the Android.

For more information about the Shop Voorhees program, visit the Township’s website at www.voorheesnj.com or Facebook page, or you can simply contact Mario DiNatale, Voorhees Township Economic and Community Development Director at (856) 882–5263.

Save money while helping our community businesses thrive.

Live Voorhees, Shop Voorhees!