Taxpayers are struggling and in economic times like this, people use their income tax returns to pay rent, their heating bills, or put food on the table.
New Yorkers need their government to ease the pressure, not add to it.The Governor’s proposal to delay income tax returns would only punish New Yorkers who pay their taxes on time and in full, and just want the return they deserve.
There is a big difference between making tough decisions and bad decisions—this proposal is just plain wrong.
Senator Jim Alesi (R-Perinton), is co-sponsoring legislation in the New York State Senate that would require the State to process Individual Taxpayer Returns in a timely manner and promptly send out refunds. “It is unconscionable that the Governor would even consider delaying the return of taxpayer’s money to them,” said Senator Alesi.
Senate effort underway to prevent unfair withholding of state income tax refunds
State Senator Betty Little is inviting local residents to visit her web site and register their support for legislation that would prevent the implementation of an unfair plan to withhold state income tax refunds.
Governor David Paterson floated the proposal last week, citing low state revenue receipts. Little and her Senate Republican colleagues are taking steps to prevent the ill-conceived plan from moving forward.
ALBANY, N.Y.--If New Yorkers have to pay their taxes on time, the state should provide its refunds on time, Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) and Senate Majority Democrats told Governor Paterson today. Passing a resolution with broad bi-partisan support, the Senate formally opposed the Governor’s scheme to delay more than $500 million in refunds to individuals and $200 in refunds to businesses.
If New Yorkers have to pay their taxes on time, the state should provide its refunds on time, Senate Majority Democrats told Governor Paterson today. Passing a resolution with broad bi-partisan support, the Senate formally opposed the Governor’s scheme to delay more than $500 million in refunds to individuals and $200 in refunds to businesses.
23 de febrero de 2010: senador NYS Martin Malavé Dilan (D, Distrito 17, parte de Condado de Queens) ofrece sus ideas sobre la propuesta del gobernador David Paterson para retrasar más de 700 millones de dólares en reembolsos de impuestos de ingresos.
February 23, 2010: NYS Senator Darrel J. Aubertine (D, 48th District, Jefferson and Oswego Counties and parts of St. Lawrence County) offers his thoughts on Gov. David Paterson's proposal to delay more than $700 million in income tax refunds.
The New York State Senate takes up a legislative resolution by Senate Majority Conference Leader John Sampson (D, 19th District, Part of Kings County) urging Gov. David Paterson to "immediately abandon his intention to delay the refunding of individual and business income tax overpayments, and refund those overpayments with all deliberate speed."
February 23, 2010: NYS Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (D-WF, 16th District, Part of Queens County) offers her thoughts on Gov. David Paterson's proposal to delay more than $700 million in income tax refunds.
On Wednesday, February 17th, Senator Robach released the following statement regarding the consideration of New York State tax refunds being delayed:
“The hard working taxpayers of New York State are already struggling in this challenging economy and to withhold their state tax returns will be another hard hit that many cannot afford to take. Many individuals rely on that refund to help with bills and to delay the payment is unfair. Delaying refunds will not solve the state’s long-term financial issues.”
ONEONTA, 01/24/10 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today announced that personal income tax forms are available at his district offices in Oneonta and Cortlandville.
“Each year more people are taking advantage of electronic tax filing, but for those who don’t have access to a computer, or simply want to put pen to paper, the forms are still available,” said Senator Seward.