Issues: Taxes

Sen. Foley Acts to Protect Home Owners Who Apply For STAR Tax Relief

Legislation will prevent bureaucratic mixups and imporve STAR application process

February 24, 2010
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SENATOR YOUNG PUSHING GOVERNOR TO RELEASE TAX REFUND CHECKS ON TIME

ALBANY – Saying the state has no right to hold onto personal income tax refunds, Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean) is sponsoring legislation to require the checks

February 24, 2010
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Senator Valesky Supports Tax Department Plan to Regulate Amount of Tax-Free Cigarettes Supplied to Indian Nations/Tribes

SYRACUSE, N.Y.—State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) today announced his support for recent actions undertaken by the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance that would move the state closer to collecting sales tax on cigarettes sold by Native American businesses to non-Native Americans.

February 24, 2010
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Senator Valesky Opposes Governor's Plan to Delay Income Tax Returns

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.

February 24, 2010
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Senate Majority Opposes Governor's Attempts To Delay Income Tax Refunds

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. 

February 23, 2010
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SENATOR DEFRANCISCO DEMANDS THAT GOVERNOR PATERSON ISSUE STATE INCOME TAX REFUNDS ON TIME

SENATOR DEFRANCISCO DEMANDS THAT GOVERNOR PATERSON ISSUE STATE INCOME TAX REFUNDS ON TIME      Senator DeFrancisco Leads CNY Online Petition Drive Fighting       Delay of State Income Tax Checks to Alleviate Budget Woes Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-I-C, Syracuse) requested today that Governor Paterson should not delay the return of state income tax refunds, and has started an online petition drive to send the Governor a message.

February 23, 2010
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Mandate Relief, Reducing Tax Burden On Homeowners Tops Education Committee Agenda

Education Committee Takes Up Legislation Providing Mandate Relief For School Districts And Reducing Tax Burden For Homeowners

February 23, 2010
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Educators Hail Senator Oppenheimer's Efforts To Provide School Districts Mandate Relief And Increased Flexibility To Manage Costs

Acknowledging the difficult economic circumstances facing schools throughout the State, the Senate Education Committee, chaired by Senator Suzi Oppenheimer, today took decisive action to assist school districts in meeting their considerable fiscal challenges. The Committee acted favorably on several bills that are part of Senator Oppenheimer’s reform agenda to provide mandate relief and greater flexibility to school districts to manage expenses and achieve cost savings.

February 23, 2010
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State Should Provide Tax Refunds in 30 Days, Winner Says

Albany, N.Y.—State Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira) has introduced legislation to require the state to provide personal income tax refunds within 30 days after a taxpayer files a return.

February 22, 2010
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SENATOR YOUNG DECRIES GOVERNOR’S PROPOSAL TO WITHHOLD TAX REFUND CHECKS

ALBANY - Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean) today called on Governor Paterson to release hundreds and millions of dollars in tax refunds to New York State taxpayer

February 19, 2010
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The limits of a ‘sin tax’

By Staten Island Advance Editorial
February 19, 2010, 7:31AM

This page doesn’t always find itself in agreement with state Sen. Diane Savino, but she does have an admirable reputation for calling it as she sees it, and she usually sees it with a level-headed logic that eludes many of her fellow politicians.

February 19, 2010
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SENATORS LEIBELL & LARKIN OPPOSE SODA TAX

Governor’s Tax Proposal Could Cost Thousands of Jobs In Hudson ValleySenator Vincent Leibell (R-C-I, Patterson) and Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) said today they will fight the soda tax proposed by Governor David Paterson because it would cost consumers almost half a billion dollars and could cause the loss of thousands of jobs in the Hudson Valley.

February 9, 2010
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Senate Passes Legislation to Cut Costs for Municipalities and Help Reduce Property Taxes

The New York State Senate passed legislation (S5426/Aubertine) today which can significantly reduce the burden on local taxpayers by empowering county, city, town and village highway superintendents to better share services across municipal lines. Supporting shared services between municipalities will alleviate the need  for each municipality to purchase equipment and services, thereby cutting costs. 

February 2, 2010
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Joint Legislative Budget Hearing: Taxes

 New York State Senate Finance Committee Chair Carl Kruger, and Assembly Ways and Means Committee Chair Herman “Denny” Farrell, will hold a joint budget hearing focused on taxes, including the Governor’s proposed tax increases, on Monday, February 1, 2010. When: February 1 @ 1 P.M. Where: Hearing Room B – Legislative Office Building Expected to Testify:NYS Dept. of Taxation & Finance, Ms. Jamie Woodward, Acting Commissioner Manhattan Institute Empire Center, E.J. McMahn 

January 29, 2010
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View Testimony from Joint Budget Hearings

 

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Below you will find the list of combined testimonies from all of the Joint Budget Hearings in both written and video formats. This page will be updated as the materials become available.

January 28, 2010
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Padavan Unveils Job Creation and Retention Plan

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) and his Senate Republican colleagues today unveiled a comprehensive plan that would stimulate job creation and help retain businesses and employees through tax credits, capping state spending and lessening burdensome regulations and red tape.

January 26, 2010
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