Consumer and Merchant FAQ

Consumer FAQ

What is the Shop Newark Program?

Shop Newark is an economic development initiative that encourages people to support local businesses by providing an annual rebate. People who participate in the program can receive a property tax credit if they own property in Newark. Or, they can receive an annual rebate check.

Studies show that locally owned businesses employ more residents, give more back to the community, and help stabilize their neighborhoods and the tax base. A list of vendors can be found on the Shop Newark website https://eatplaystaynewark.com/

How does a typical transaction work?

Participating consumers give their registered number to participating businesses. Then the merchant will record the credit to the cardholder’s account. A percentage of the sale will be credited to your account. Rewards will be credited yearly to your third quarter property tax bill, or a rebate check will be mailed in the Fall (September-October).

If you own property in Newark and want to register to receive a property tax credit, instead of a check in the mail, email us at info@forwardevernj.com.

How do consumers sign up?

Shop Newark is going cardless!  Please visit https://www.propertytaxcard.com/ShopNewark/register to and choose Phone Registration.

Can I benefit from Shop Newark if I am not a property owner?

Yes! Students, commuters and visitors can benefit. A check for your total accrued credits will be mailed to you. A $7 check handling fee will be deducted from your accumulated rebate.

How do I keep track of my property tax credits?

After you register your card on this website, you will be able to check your card(s) activity and saving. You can log in at any time here to check the status of your account or update your profile.

For more information contact:

Email: info@forwardevernj.com

 

Business FAQ

What is the Shop Newark Program?

Shop Newark is an economic development initiative that encourages people to support local businesses by providing an annual rebate. People who participate in the program can receive a property tax credit if they own property in Newark. Or, they can receive an annual rebate check. Studies show that local businesses employ more residents, give more back to the community, and help stabilize their neighborhoods and the tax base.

How does a typical transaction work?

Cardholders present their cards at participating businesses. The merchant swipes the card and the a % of the sale will be credited to you. Merchants can choose the % of rebate, but most choose 10%. Rewards will be credited yearly to your third quarter property tax bill or a rebate check will be mailed in the Fall (September-October).

How can businesses participate in the Shop Newark program?

Businesses can sign up at this website-Shop Newark. You determine what % of rebate to offer the cardholder. After completing the application, a welcome kit will be sent to you with additional information and marketing materials. If you have additional questions, you can call (973) 571-3262. You may also contact Newark Economic Development Corporation (NECDC) at (973) 273-1040. You may also email at Admin@propertytaxcard.com or call our Customer Service number (732) 946-0919.