The Select Committee on Budget and Tax Reform on Thursday received a staff report on modernizing New York State's telecommunications taxes.
The report, which is based on oral and written statements from the Select Committee's August 12 roundtable, notes how New York State’s telecommunications tax system is long overdue for an upgrade. The last time it received a major overhaul was nearly 15 years ago — after an appellate court ruled that the state’s Utilities Tax discriminated against interstate and foreign commerce.
On Aug. 12, 2009, the Select Committee on Budget and Tax Reform held a roundtable in Albany on modernizing New York State's telecommunications taxes. The Select Committee discussed this issue with nine telecommunications tax policy experts from around the country.
Below are links for the written testimony some experts submitted to the Select Committee for the roundtable. The Select Committee's staff will issue a report detailing key findings and conclusions from information gathered during the roundtable.
Albany- Several tax policy experts from around the country came to Albany Wednesday, August 12, to discuss with Senator Liz Krueger and her Select Committee on Budget and Tax Reform ways to bring New York State’s telecommunications taxes into the 21st century.
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