Issues: Taxes

Senator Nozzolio Secures Funding to Reimburse Cayuga and Seneca Counties

State Budget Reimburses Counties for Unpaid Indian Property Taxes

March 30, 2015
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Ortt Co-Sponsors Bill to Help Taxpayers Passes in Senate

State Would be Required to Pay Tax Refunds Within 30 Days of a Return Being Filed

Wait times for state income tax refunds could now be cut in half following a bill that was passed in the New York State Senate. Senator Rob Ortt (R,C,I-North Tonawanda) co-sponsored the bill (S1782) that would speed up the delivery of state refunds owed to taxpayers. Many taxpayers who file their return typically wait up to two months before receiving a refund from the state Department of Taxation and Finance (DTF). In many instances, taxpayers have waited up three months or more. This bill would require the NYSDTF to pay tax refunds within 30 days of receiving a taxpayer’s return.   

March 26, 2015
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New York State Senate Passes Legislation Requiring Prompt Delivery of State Tax Refunds

Legislation Co-Sponsored by Senator Joe Robach

The New York State Senate recently passed legislation (S1782), co-sponsored by Senator Joe Robach, that would ensure timely payment of state income tax refunds. The bill requires the state Department of Taxation and Finance to pay tax refunds within 30 days of receiving a taxpayer’s return, unless there is a discrepancy in the return.

As the April 15 deadline for filing tax returns within New York State approaches, it is important that all New Yorkers who overpaid their state taxes receive their refunds in a reasonable amount of time. However, there have been many instances of taxpayers having to wait three months or more before they received their refunds from the state.

March 26, 2015
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO ANNOUNCES LEGISLATION REQUIRING PROMPT DELIVERY OF STATE TAX REFUNDS

 

Senator Mike Nozzolio announced that today, the Senate enacted legislation today that would ensure timely payment of state income tax refunds. The bill, S.1782, requires the State Department of Taxation and Finance to pay tax refunds within 30 days of receiving a taxpayer’s return, unless there is a discrepancy in the return.

March 25, 2015
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Senate Passes Bill Requiring Prompt Delivery of State Tax Refunds

The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S1782), sponsored by Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset), that would ensure timely payment of state income tax refunds.

March 25, 2015
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Your Voice With Senator Ortt

Senator Ortt discusses mental health-related topics, the New York State Budget, education and the Start-Up NY tax policy.

March 17, 2015
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Senate Republican Budget Plan Creates Property Tax Rebate & Eliminates GEA

The New York State Senate Republican Majority approved a budget plan Thursday that creates a new property tax rebate program for middle-class homeowners, increases aid to education and eliminates the Gap Elimination Adjustment.  It also makes significant investments in New York’s infrastructure.

March 16, 2015
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Ortt: Senate Budget Creates Good-Paying Jobs and Grows the Economy

Since day one, creating jobs and growing the economy have been top priorities for state Senator Rob Ortt (R, C, I – North  Tonawanda). That’s why he, along with others in the Senate Majority, has made it one of the main focuses in the “Brighter Future” budget plan recently passed in the Senate. 

The Senate’s plan implements a $200 million small business package, which will help spark new business and provide more job opportunities.

March 15, 2015
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Senator Ken LaValle Releases Highlights of Senate Budget Resolution

March 12, 2015 – Today, Senator Ken LaValle reports that the New York State Senate has passed it’s 2015 Budget Resolution, which addresses the priorities of Long Island families. The document now becomes the framework for budget negotiations with the Assembly and the Governor towards completing the NY State Budget.

March 13, 2015
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Senate Passes the "Brighter Future" Budget Plan

The New York State Senate today passed the “Brighter Future” budget plan that creates a new property tax rebate program for middle-class homeowners, extends historic opportunities to students and makes significant investments in New York’s infrastructure to create good-paying jobs.

March 12, 2015
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Senator Serino's Week In Review

The first of a regular feature to keep constituents up-to-date, Senator Serino discusses legislative and budgetary highlights of the past few weeks. 

March 10, 2015
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March 3, 2015 - Your Voice with Senator Catharine Young

On this week’s edition of “Your Voice,” Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-Olean) discusses the Senate’s efforts to protect children and families from sex offenders, education reforms and the need for greater education funding, expansion of telehealth services, and her support for reducing taxes.

 

Following a comprehensive investigation by the New York State Senate Coalition that resulted in a startling report detailing numerous sex offenders living near Pre-K and Kindergarten facilities, the state Senate passed legislation that closes loopholes in existing laws and increases local authorities’ ability to restrict living arrangements for sex offenders. Earlier this year, the Senate also passed a package of seven bills to keep communities safe from sexual predators.

March 9, 2015
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WNY Distillers & Brewers Are Toast of the Town – Kennedy, Panepinto & Ryan Push to Make it Easier for Them to Give Customers a Taste of Hometown Craft Beverages

Tasting Tax Exemptions in Governor’s Proposed Budget Would Ease Restrictions on Producers and Drive Western New York Economic Activity 

March 5, 2015
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March 19, 2015, 2pm - 6pm

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Senator Serino’s Important Message to Taxpayers

Senator Serino’s Important Message to Taxpayers

Poughkeepsie, NY—Senator Sue Serino (R, C, I—Hyde Park) released the following statement today to remind taxpayers of an important opportunity to save on their school tax bill:

“As your new State Senator, I pledge to work tirelessly to ease your tax burden and help improve your quality of life here in the Hudson Valley. Today, I want to remind residents of the 41st District of an important opportunity to apply for additional savings on your school tax bill through the “Enhanced” STAR rebate program.

You might qualify for the “Enhanced” STAR school tax exemption if you:

February 23, 2015
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INDEPENDENT DEMOCRATIC CONFERENCE TO UNVEIL COMPREHENSIVE PLAN TO REINVEST IN AFFORDABLE AND PUBLIC HOUSING IN NEW YORK

Multifaceted vision outlines clear pathway to transforming housing for millions of New Yorkers

NEW YORK, NY - Independent Democratic Conference Leader State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) unveiled the IDC’s bold and comprehensive housing agenda to members of the New York Housing Conference at a luncheon event on Thursday.

February 19, 2015
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City of Niagara Falls Left Out of County Casino Revenue Equation; Ortt Says State Law Pertains to All Municipalities

A dozen organizations throughout Niagara County received a portion of casino revenue Tuesday night. The Niagara County Legislature decided that money will be used for community development projects. The City of Niagara Falls, however, was left out of the equation, because it already receives funds from the Seneca Niagara Casino. Senator Robert Ortt was asked what he thought about the Legislature excluding Niagara Falls. Ortt said state law does not forbid the county from sending casino cash to the Falls, but the county can divvy it up in a way it sees fit. 

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February 17, 2015
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Letter To The Governmental Accountability Standards Board on Tax Abatement Disclosures

Senator Krueger and Senator Perkins sent a letter to the Governmental Accountability Standards Board (GASB) expressing support for the development of requirements for disclosing information about tax abatements offered by state and local government.

 

 

February 11, 2015
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Your Voice with Senator Sue Serino

In her first appearance on ‘Your Voice,’ Senator Sue Serino answers questions about her legislative priorities, her goals as Chair of the Senate Committee on Aging, and eliminating the Gap Elimination Adjustment. 

February 11, 2015
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INDEPENDENT DEMOCRATIC CONFERENCE RELEASES REPORT OUTLINING SOLUTIONS TO ADDRESS FINANCIAL HARDSHIPS OF NEW YORK’S SENIORS

IDC “Invest NY” Plan Aims to Expand Senior Housing Options and Enhance Consumer Protections Against Rising Utility Costs

February 10, 2015
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