Please sign this on-line petition to get the tax refunds out the door as soon as possible. I will deliver the petition to the Governor in the next few weeks to let him know how we feel.
The hard working tax payers of New York State are already struggling in this challenging economy and to withhold their state tax returns will be another hard hit that many cannot afford to take. Many individuals rely on that refund to help with bills and to delay the payment is unfair. Delaying refunds will not solve the state’s long-term financial issues.
No matter what the situation is like in Albany, having the state hold on to this money is just not right. It’s not the state’s money—it’s YOUR money. It should be sent back to you as soon as possible.
If we have to make tough choices on other fronts to reduce spending, let’s make the tough choices. We need to get taxes and spending under control. We must not engage in games and gimmicks, like withholding tax refunds, that are not going to solve our long-term problems.
Thank you for your participation.