Pastor running for New Jersey governor lives in luxury $1.6M home — tax free

Phil Rizzo — who leads the tiny City Baptist Church in Hudson County — and his wife, Jennifer, paid $1.55 million in 2015 for a five-bedroom, seven-bath home on six secluded acres in New Vernon, Morris County, about 45 minutes away from the church. Two years later, the Rizzos sold the house for $1.65 million to City Baptist Church. Rizzo has said his family still lives in the house — property-tax free. Public records list it as a property tax-exempt parsonage, saving more than $15,000 in taxes per year in the state that has among the highest property taxes in the country.

https://www.politico.com/states/new-jersey/story/2021/04/06/pastor-running-for-governor-lives-in-luxury-16m-home-tax-free-1371774

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