Gov. Chris Christie and his wife, Mary Pat, look over the podium during a sound check at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., last month.

Associated Press photo by J. Scott Applewhite

Gov. Chris Christie will talk middle-class tax reform this afternoon during a town-hall meeting in Lacey Township.

The Lacey Elks Lodge is Christie’s latest stop on a statewide push of his tax-reform agenda.

Christie plans to continue to urge legislators to push forward his agenda for taxpayer relief that he has said is long overdue.

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The bipartisan compromise that Christie has proposed includes the ability for homeowners to claim an income-tax credit of as much as 10 percent of their property-tax bills, an information sheet on Christie’s website shows.

Homeowners across the state with income of as much as $400,000 will be eligible for relief, according to the governor’s plan.

The 10 percent credit is capped at $10,000 of paid property taxes, the plan states.

Additionally, an annual $200 deduction would be available for renters in the state, according to the plan, an increase from the current $50 deduction.

Christie projects his plan will provide the average family a savings of $775.

The tax-relief plan would also increase the earned-income tax credit to 25 percent of the federal tax credit.

The town-hall meeting is a public forum, but seating is available on a first come, first serve basis, an RSVP notice from the Governor’s Office states. To attend, RSVP by clicking here.

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