Charles J. Fuschillo Jr.'s posts related to Taxes

SENATOR FUSCHILLO SUPPORTS FAMILY TAX RELIEF ACT

Proposal Would Increase Tax Credits to Help Families & Restore STAR Rebate Checks to Provide Property Tax Relief

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently announced his support for the Family Tax Relief Act, a package of tax relief and reform measures designed to provide a major economic boost to struggling middle class families.

     The plan would increase tax breaks that have not kept pace with inflation, and, in some instances, haven’t been adjusted for more than 25 years. The plan would also restore the STAR property tax rebate check to provide real and direct relief to Long Island families who pay some of the nation’s highest property taxes.

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO URGES GOVERNOR CUOMO TO REMOVE UTILITY TAX SURCHARGE EXTENSION FROM EXECUTIVE BUDGET

             Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is urging Governor Cuomo to remove the proposed extension of the utility tax surcharge from his Executive Budget.

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO STATEMENT ON RESTORATION OF PRE-TAX MASS TRANSIT BENEFIT FOR COMMUTERS

     “I am pleased that after over one year of delay that Washington has finally acted to restore the pre-tax mass transit benefit for commuters.

     Restoring this benefit will provide valuable savings to overtaxed, overburdened commuters. In this economy, and following yet another MTA fare increase, that is critically important.

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO: CONGRESS FAILS NEW YORK’S COMMUTERS AGAIN

     “Six months ago, New York’s commuters saw their federal and state mass transit tax benefits cut nearly in half because Congress did not approve the necessary extension. Yesterday, Congress failed them again by not repealing this almost fifty percent tax increase as part of the adopted federal transportation plan.

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO: IF WASHINGTON CAN’T DO IT, THEN ALBANY MUST

Calls on Assembly to Approve Legislation to Restore State’s Mass Transit Benefit for Commuters Before Session Ends

      “It’s been six months since commuters saw both their federal and state mass transit benefits cut nearly in half because Congress failed to approve the necessary extension. With no signs of the federal partisan gridlock letting up, Albany needs to accomplish something in which Washington has shown little interest: repealing this nearly fifty percent tax increase and restoring these savings for hard working commuters.

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Daily News Letters to the Editor: Giving commuters a break

Massapequa, L.I.: The Daily News is correct that the commuter tax benefit “is a tax cut for ordinary working folk who ride to their jobs” (“Give us a break,” editorial, March 19). Washington’s inaction translated into a tax hike for commuters. While it can’t restore the federal benefit, New York State can, and must, fully restore the state benefit. Under legislation I sponsor, commuters could exempt up to $240 a month from state income tax to cover mass-transit commuting expenses for 2012 — equal to the parking benefit. Albany shouldn’t wait for Congress to get its act together.

State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr.

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO’S LEGISLATION TO RESTORE STATE’S COMMUTER TAX BENEFIT PASSED BY SENATE

Legislation Would Ensure that Commuters Receive $240 a Month State Tax Benefit to Help Offset Mass-Transit Costs

        Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that the New York State Senate has passed legislation he sponsors to fully restore the State’s pre-tax commuter benefit to provide savings to commuters who use the Long Island Rail Road and other mass transit.

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Newsday: Officials back curb on MTA payroll tax

Originally published: February 3, 2012 3:01 PM

Updated: February 3, 2012 10:00 PM

By SID CASSESE

Nearly two dozen Long Island public officials, including its two county executives, gathered Friday to support a proposed state law to end the Metropolitan Transportation Authority payroll tax on large municipalities.

"Property-tax payers paying for village, town and county services should not have their hard-earned tax dollars diverted to subsidize the MTA through this payroll tax," said state Sen. Jack Martins (R-Mineola). He and state Sen. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) are sponsoring the bill in the Senate. Fred Thiele (I-Sag Harbor) is the Assembly sponsor.

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO SUPPORTS LEGISLATION TO REPEAL MTA PAYROLL TAX FOR COUNTIES, TOWNS, AND VILLAGES

        Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo (second right) joins with Senator Jack Martins (third right) and Senator Lee Zeldin (second left), Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano (center), Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone (third left), Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray (right), and Garden City Mayor Donald Burdie (left) in supporting legislation to exempt municipalities from paying the MTA payroll tax.

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO INVITES RESIDENTS TO JOIN THE FIGHT TO RESTORE STATE MASS-TRANSIT TAX BENEFIT FOR COMMUTERS

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is inviting all residents to sign his online petition calling on Albany to pass legislation he sponsors to help commuters reduce their commuting costs by restoring the state’s mass transit tax benefit.

“Long Islanders already pay enough to commute into New York City; now they’re facing even higher costs because of Washington’s inaction. With Congress failing to act, New York State needs to pass this legislation to restore the monthly pre-tax benefit on the state level so that commuters can save on their state taxes. I invite residents to join me in calling on Albany to pass this legislation by signing my online petition,” said Senator Fuschillo, Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee.

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