Issues: Taxes

Select Committee Releases Report on Changing New York's Fiscal Year

SENATOR KRUEGER UNVEILS REFORM PACKAGE TO COUNTERBALANCE NEW YORK’S STRUCTURAL BUDGET DEFICIT 

Select Committee on Budget and Tax Reform report identifies June 1 as a superior fiscal year start date for New York State

(Albany, NY) Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) released today a comprehensive package of legislation designed to install into New York State’s budget process the discipline and forward thinking that have long been absent from its fiscal planning process.

File: 
Fiscal Year White Paper

April 7, 2010
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Media Advisory: Senator Krueger to Unveil budget Reform package

For Immediate Release

 Katie Kincaid | kincaid.nysenate@gmail.com | 646-784-0485

**PRESS ADVISORY**

SENATOR LIZ KRUEGER ANNOUNCES REFORMS TO FIX NY’S BROKEN BUDGET PROCESS

(Albany, NY) New York State Senator Liz Krueger, Chair of the Select Committee on Budget & Tax Reform, will announce long overdue structural changes to the State Budget process on Wednesday, the 7th. She will be joined by Senate Majority Leader John L. Sampson and government reform organizations including Citizens Union and New Yorkers for Fiscal Fairness, among others.

April 6, 2010
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Family-Friendly Tax Credits Can Lower Tax Bills and Increase Refunds

During these especially difficult economic times, working families in the lower Hudson Valley should be aware of how to claim money that rightfully belongs to them. Below is information about the most popular tax credits available to New York State families.

April 6, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE RECAPS EFFORTS TO PROVIDE PROPERTY TAX RELIEF

It comes as no surprise that Long Islanders pay among the highest property taxes in the nation.  Middle class families and seniors, in particular, have stretched their budgets to the limit and are finding it extremely difficult to keep pace with continuous increases in school taxes.

April 1, 2010
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Circuit Breaker Tax Credit - Important Information and Frequently Asked Questions

Property Tax Relief for Middle Class Families  

Soon after taking office, Senator Foley sponsored sweeping circuit breaker tax relief legislation (S.6212a) that would substantially reduce property taxes for middle class Long Islanders and reduce school spending by enacting a property tax cap.  

March 31, 2010
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Level the Playing Field: Collect Cigarette Taxes on Native American Businesses

The New York State Court of Appeals- the highest court in the State- heard arguments from Cayuga and Seneca Counties as they defended their decision to enforce New York State law and collect sales taxes from Native American businesses selling cigarettes to non-Native residents.  

March 26, 2010
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Putting New York Back To Work

Majority Plan Creates Immediate Jobs, Grows Small Businesses & Attracts New Investments

The New York State Senate Majority today unveiled an innovative jobs and economic development program to get New Yorkers back to work. Through three targeted initiatives New Jobs New York will:

·         Create jobs immediately to provide a much-needed economic boost out of this recession;

·         Boost the confidence of small business owners to grow;

·         Implement a tax incentivization program that works for businesses already in New York, and attracts new investments and jobs for the future.

March 25, 2010
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Tax Lien Community Outreach

A Community Outreach event for property owners hosted by Senator Addabbo, Assembly Member Miller, Assembly Member Nolan, Assembly Member Pheffer and Council Member Crowley. Staff from New York City Environmental Protection (DEP), New York City Finance (DOF) and Housing Preservation (HPD) invites you to community outreach to answer any questions you may have regarding your water/sewer bills, property taxes, HPD loans.

FREE

April 6, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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WESTCHESTER RESIDENTS SPEAK OUT ON STATE BUDGET

Senator Klein and Westchester Delegation Hold Public Budget Hearing

WHITE PLAINS, NY- State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and the NYS Senate's Westchester Delegation listened to more than two-dozen Westchester residents, community groups, businesses, and local elected officials at a public budget hearing in Greenburgh on Friday. Community members expressed their concerns regarding high property taxes, the burden of the MTA Payroll tax, potential cuts in state aid to municipalities, and a wide range of other issues.

March 19, 2010
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Sen. Foley Announces Passage of Comprehensive Property Tax Relief Legislation

Includes property tax cap, circuit breaker tax relief, and restoration of STAR rebate checks for seniors

March 19, 2010
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Senator Johnson-Backed Tax Relief Plan Passes State Senate

Circuit Breaker; Property Tax Cap, Senior STAR Rebate Check to Provide Comprehensive Tax Relief To Nassau Residents

Comprehensive legislation aimed at providing real property tax relief to residents on Long Island and across New York State overwhelmingly passed the State Senate yesterday, Senator Craig M. Johnson, (D-Nassau), announced. 

March 19, 2010
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March 19, 2010
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Select Committee Releases 2009 Annual Report

The Select Committee on Budget and Tax Reform has released a 2009 Annual Report, which highlights the activities of the committee during its first year of operation.

By the beginning of 2009, it became evident that New York tax policy needed a thorough review.  The ad hoc changes to the state’s revenue system have created a tax structure that is not linked to current policy goals. The tax system is riddled with loopholes and tax expenditures that need to be re-evaluated to determine whether they serve a public purpose.

File: 
2009 Anual Report

March 19, 2010
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PUTTING MONEY BACK IN NEW YORKERS’ POCKETS

Senator Klein and Majority Members Pass Real Property and School Tax Relief Bill

ALBANY – State Senate Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein and Senate Majority Democrats passed Property Tax Relief legislation aimed at reversing New York’s skyrocketing property taxes. The legislation, passed Thursday in a 58-1 vote, would put more money back in the pockets of middle income families and seniors.

March 18, 2010
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March 18, 2010
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KLEIN CALLS ON CONGRESS TO BAN CIGARETTE TRAFFICKING IN U.S. MAIL

ALBANY – State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) introduced a resolution Tuesday calling on Congress to pass legislation banning the shipment of cigarettes via the U.S. Postal Services (USPS), thereby closing a massive loophole in the fight to collect taxes on cigarettes sold online by Native Americans.

Last week, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking (PACT) Act; Klein’s resolution urges the House of Representatives to immediately do the same.

March 16, 2010
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