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New York Taxes

20 Weirdest State Taxes You Could Be Paying

Casey Bond | Posted 04.25.2015 | Money
Casey Bond

The U.S. can seem fairly normal when compared to other countries. Take taxes -- even when it comes to the most mundane of topics, our neighbors overseas can devise some truly bizarre charges and fines (take Sweden's Stripper Tax). But what about here at home?

Hands Up, Don't Tax: The Tax Policy That Contributed to Eric Garner's Death

Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq. | Posted 02.09.2015 | Black Voices
Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq.

While tax policy may not be an obvious theme in the discussion of most race and policing issues, it is a significant contributing factor in Eric Garner's death on that summer day. If not for New York City's punitive tax policy on the sale of cigarettes, and the related retributory policing policy, Eric Garner would more than likely be alive today.

LOOK: Billionaire Tenants Receive 'Low Income' Tax Breaks At Exclusive Condo

Posted 10.11.2012 | New York

The billionaire tenants of a luxury apartment tower in New York City are slated to receive major tax breaks on their pricey pads. According to CN...

State Comptroller Warns Of Seriously Weakened Financial Systems Throughout New York

The New York Times | Posted 08.02.2012 | New York

Local governments across New York State are collecting less in taxes, burning through their cash reserves and running up deficits, according to a repo...

Tax Relief for the 99%

John C. Liu | Posted 08.18.2012 | New York
John C. Liu

Why should a police officer, a teacher, or a firefighter have to pay nearly the same income tax rate as a billionaire like Mayor Bloomberg? A tax that is basically flat makes no sense in New York City.

Health Justice and the Skinny on Sugar-Laden Beverages

Dr. Craig Andrade | Posted 08.06.2012 | College
Dr. Craig Andrade

My rebuttal to all the arguments against promoting less sugary drinks is that it's time for a bigger helping of health justice. We need to create an environment where living healthy is the default choice.

Tax Relief for Middle Class and Working New Yorkers

Scott Stringer | Posted 04.03.2012 | New York
Scott Stringer

As I travel through the neighborhoods of this city, I hear a similar message from New Yorkers: It's harder than ever to live here and raise a family because the cost of everything is going up. I hear these concerns -- and they can't be ignored.

Governor Cuomo And State Leaders Agree On Plan To Increase Taxes On The Wealthy

Posted 12.06.2011 | New York

Governor Cuomo and state legislative leaders announced their agreement over a tax overhaul plan that would increase taxes on wealthy New Yorkers and p...

Governor Pushing Proposal To Change Tax Code That Will Increase Taxes On The Rich

Posted 12.06.2011 | New York

By Michael Gormley ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who promised to "freeze taxes" since his campaign a year ago, is now pushing a p...

The Collapse of the Anti-tax Movement: OWS Paves the Way -- Cuomo Leads the Way

Richard Brodsky | Posted 02.01.2012 | New York
Richard Brodsky

For Cuomo, it's a master stroke: he solves his budget problem, reduces middle-class taxes, reconnects with the restive Democratic party base, and forges another bipartisan coalition, in the face of national gridlock and acrimony.

Matt Sledge

Is New York The Least Free State? | Matt Sledge | Posted 08.14.2011 | New York

New York isn't North Korea, but it's the closest thing you'll find in the U.S. -- at least according to a new report from a libertarian think tank. ...

Now You See It, Now You Don't: Plugging the Gaps in New York's State Budget

Vegas Tenold | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Vegas Tenold

Last spring, while the New York legislature stubbornly refused to agree on a budget, Richard Ravitch came up with a plan to rein in the state's out of control deficit. It was a tough sell.

41% Of New Yorkers Didn't Pay Federal Income Tax Last Year | DAVID SEIFMAN and CARL CAMPANILE | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

It's Tax Day -- but fewer New Yorkers are forking over money to the government than ever before. An eye-popping 41 percent of the state's filers di...

Paterson: New Taxes May Be Necessary To Balance Budget | Karen DeWitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Governor David Paterson says he will stick to a self imposed cap on state spending when he releases his budget later this month, and promises to even ...

No New Taxes Pledge From Paterson? | By Glenn Blain and Kenneth Lovett | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

One source said he will also offer a no-new-taxes pledge - while another said it may not be part of the speech. With his potential Democratic primary ...

Wall Street Bonuses Were Good For State, Says Governor Paterson

New York Daily News | By Glenn Blain | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY - Gov. Paterson doesn't think it was such a great idea to go after all those Wall Street bonuses. Paterson Thursday took aim at a signature ...