senate Bill S6206
(R) 7th Senate District
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Exempts political subdivisions from the imposition of the metropolitan commuter transportation mobility tax.
TITLE OF BILL:
to amend the tax law, in relation to the
exemption of political subdivisions from the
imposition of the metropolitan
commuter transportation mobility tax
The legislation would exempt local governments outside of New
York City located within the metropolitan commuter transportation
district from paying the metropolitan commuter transportation
mobility tax (MTA payroll tax).
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 amends Subsection (b) of section 800 of the tax law, as
added by section 1 of part B of Chapter 56 of the Laws of 2011, to
exempt all counties, towns, cities, villages and other political
subdivisions outside of New York city from paying the metropolitan
commuter transportation mobility tax.
Section 2 sets the enacting date.
The metropolitan commuter transportation mobility tax (MTA payroll
tax) enacted in 2009, was subsequently rolled back in 2011 for 78.2%
of the entities that were required to pay the tax in the Metropolitan
Commuter Transportation District (MCTD), which includes the counties
of Dutchess, Nassau, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Suffolk and
Westchester. Taxing existing jobs has proven to have had a crippling
effect on the economy and new job creation within the MCTD. This tax
is having a severe negative impact on economic recovery, and is
discouraging growth of new business and job creation at a time when
the government should be promoting these objectives.
To address the negative effect of this tax on jobs and economic growth
as well as the effect on property taxes, the tax should be repealed
for local government entities in the MCTD, and take the burden of
this onerous tax off of the property taxpayers.
This is a new bill.
Approximately $19.8 million to the State.
This act shall take effect on the same date and in the same manner as
section 1 of part B of chapter 56 of the laws of 2011 takes effect.
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