Issues: Income Tax

Legislative Report

Senator Marcellino discusses his legislation that requires the state to pay tax refunds within 30 days of the receipt of a taxpayer’s return, unless there is a discrepancy in the return.  “There is no legitimate reason for the state to hold on to New Yorkers’ money,” Senator Marcellino said.

May 3, 2011
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO HELP TAXPAYERS

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) announced that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate passed legislation on April 12th to help speed up the delivery of tax refunds owed to taxpayers by the state. The bill (S.2631) addresses excessive delays of up to two months from when taxpayers file their return to when they may actually see the refund from the state Department of Taxation and Finance.

April 15, 2011
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Senator Zeldin Votes to Provide Assistance to NY Taxpayers

Albany, NY-  State Senator Lee Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) voted this week in favor of a measure to strengthen the rights of taxpayers.

April 14, 2011
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MARCELLINO’S BILL TO HELP TAXPAYERS PASSES SENATE

State Would Be Required to Pay Tax Refunds Within 30 Days of A Return Being Filed

April 12, 2011
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Legislative Report with Senator Martin Malave Dilan

April 6, 2011- Senator Dilan discusses 2011 - 2012 Budget, Education, and Transportation

April 7, 2011
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WHEC-TV 10 Talks To Senator Robach

On Wednesday April 6th, I spoke with Brett Davidsen from WHEC-TV, Channel 10, regarding a man from Rochester who was filing fake tax returns from his prison cell. This is unacceptable and outrageous. To see last night's story, click on the link below.

WHEC-TV 10

April 7, 2011
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Senator Rivera Speaks About Sharing Sacrifice in Budget, Support for Extending Personal Income Tax for Wealthy New Yorkers

Senator Gustavo Rivera spoke on the floor of the New York State Senate on March 15, 2011 regarding his support for extending the personal income tax for the wealthiest New Yorkers in order to pass a budget that has at its heart the idea of shared sacrifice and shared responsibility.

March 18, 2011
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20 Senators Join Senator Rivera in a Letter Urging Governor Cuomo to Extend Personal Income Tax for Wealthiest New Yorkers

New York, NY – Senator Gustavo Rivera was joined by 20 Senators yesterday afternoon in co-signing a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo, urging him to maintain the personal income tax level for the wealthiest New Yorkers to ensure Middle Class and low-income New Yorkers do not bear the sole burden of the shared sacrifice necessary to get us through these difficult times.

In the letter, Senators voice their concern over cuts to education, Medicaid and public safety that would disproportionately impact our most vulnerable citizens in low and middle-income communities and communities of color.

March 3, 2011
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Tax Department Announces Free Tax Filing Service For Eligible Taxpayers

Tax Department Announces Free Tax Filing Service For Eligible TaxpayersWebsite Offers Qualifying Guidelines For Using FreeFile

New York State Department of Taxation and Finance Acting Commissioner Thomas H. Mattox today urged taxpayers to take advantage of FreeFile - a program providing free state and federal tax preparation and e-filing services to qualified New York State taxpayers.

Half of New York's taxpayers qualify for free or reduced fees to file electronically through FreeFile. You may be eligible if you earned $58,000 or less in 2010 or you served in the military in 2010.

February 16, 2011
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ADDABBO WARNS TAXPAYERS: CHECK CREDENTIALS OF YOUR TAX PREPARER

Tax Credit Fraud Investigation by Dept. of Taxation & Finance Saves the State Millions

February 15, 2011
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LaValle Legislative Kick-Off: Economy and Jobs Top Agenda; Senate Votes on Jobs Creation and Taxpayer’s Protection Act.

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle (R, C, I – Port Jefferson) said he voted today for the Senate Majority’s Job Creation and Taxpayer Protection Act of 2011. LaValle said the three-part plan encourages the creation of new, private-sector jobs and ensures fiscal responsibility, including the enactment of a two percent state spending cap requiring a two-thirds “super majority” vote to increase taxes.

The people of the First Senatorial District made it abundantly clear during the last election cycle,” LaValle said, “No new taxes and we need jobs, jobs, jobs.”

January 19, 2011
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Retail Report

News From Senator Shirley L. Huntley

For Immediate Release: August 3, 2010

Contact: Kevin M. Webb (518) 455-3531 (Huntley)

Diem Tran (917) 439-2965 (Squadron)

 

Senators Huntley and Squadron Release Senate Committee on Cities Report

To Help Local Businesses and Revitalize Retail Diversity

Small Retailers Vital to New York’s Economy, Culture

August 2, 2010
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Unclaimed Funds

News From Senator Shirley L. Huntley

For Immediate Release: July 22, 2010

Contact: Ami Shah | shah@senate.state.ny.us | (518) 455-3531

Senator Huntley: Does the State Owe You Money?

Hundreds of Millions Returned to New Yorkers Annually

(D-Jamaica) Senator Shirley L. Huntley announced today that New Yorkers are owed hundreds of millions of dollars in unclaimed funds from the State, and can get any money they are owed simply by calling the state Comptroller’s office or going online.

July 22, 2010
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TRACK YOUR INCOME TAX REFUND

     Taxpayers whose state and/or federal income tax returns indicate they will receive a tax refund this year can use the Internet to find out when their refund will arrive.

     Both the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) allow taxpayers to track the status of tax refunds online through their respective websites. Taxpayers can utilize both refund tracking services approximately 72 hours after they file their tax returns electronically or four weeks after they mail a paper return.

May 5, 2010
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Winner Still Seeking Bipartisan Support for 30-Day Tax Refunds

Albany, N.Y., March 18— State Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira) said today that he is still trying to build bipartisan support for legislation he sponsors to require the state to provide personal income tax refunds within 30 days after a taxpayer files a return.

Watch news report here.

March 19, 2010
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO SPONSORS LEGISLATION TO STOP DELAY OF TAX REFUND CHECKS

In response to Governor Paterson’s proposal to withhold hundreds of millions of dollars in tax refunds to New York State taxpayers, State Senator Mike Nozzolio is now sponsoring legislation requiring the State to pay refunds within thirty days of receiving a tax return.

March 18, 2010
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Winner: Tax Refunds Should Not Be Delayed

Albany, N.Y.—State Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira) has urged New York Governor David Paterson to scrap any plans his administration is considering to delay payment of state income tax refunds to thousands of state taxpayers.

The Paterson administration’s consideration of a tax refund check postponement surfaced in news reports earlier this week.

March 2, 2010
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