ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – New York has a number of the highest property taxes within the nation.
Regardless of being such a excessive tax state, Governor Andrew Cuomo is proposing greater than $1 billion of latest taxes and costs to assist make up the price range deficit.
As a strategy to fight the discount of state and native tax deductions on the federal degree, Gov. Cuomo is proposing altering the tax code altogether. This implies switching from an revenue tax to a payroll tax. For those who don’t perceive it don’t fear, not many individuals do.
“You’re speaking about completely restructuring our tax system in New York and it sounds fairly difficult from what you stated and considerably complicated,” Senator Catherine Younger (R-Chautauqua) stated.
Robert Mujica, Director of NYS Division of the Finances, says they may have the complete particulars of how the state might make the change by February fifteenth. Legislators say they’re nonetheless apprehensive this won’t give them sufficient time to completely vet this whole overhaul of the system.
“It will be a really troublesome enterprise to say to individuals, don’t fear about it we’re decreasing your wages and it might have an effect on your retirement and it might have an effect on collective bargaining,” Younger stated.
“The worker ought to nonetheless be taking house the identical sum of money,” Mujica stated.
One other matter that was introduced up repeatedly is the newly proposed surcharge tax on manufactures of opioids. However the actual query introduced up repeatedly.
“If it prices extra to fabricate a drug often it’s handed alongside to the buyer, am I right?” Younger stated.
The price range division couldn’t affirm that the added value wouldn’t be handed alongside to the client. However did point out how the tax will increase $127 million within the first yr that may go in the direction of Opioid Prevention and Remedy.
“one hundred pc, wouldn’t be used for anything?” Younger stated.
“I’m very skeptical, I feel its doubtful. I feel they’ll simply cross the price on to constituents,” Senator Jim Tedisco (R-Schenectady) stated.
New Yorkers may be paying gross sales tax once they purchase from on-line retailers reminiscent of Amazon. There’s a Supreme Courtroom case within the works that should be determined first.