Category Archives: Small Business

Broad-Based Tax Relief is a “Must” in New Plan

For the second time in recent months, governors from other states have visited New York to promote the advantages of working and living elsewhere.  Earlier this year, Texas Governor Rick Perry announced that the Lone Star State is Wide Open … Continue reading

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The Healthcare Law’s Frightening Information Void

Halloween’s over, but small-business owners trying to navigate the new federal health care law feel like they’re trapped in a haunted house where something scary lurks behind every door. Even before the Affordable Care Act’s online enrollment system dropped dead … Continue reading

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Small Biz Applauds Enactment of Agriculture Assessment Cap

Great news for New York’s family farms!  Today, Governor Cuomo announced that he has signed the legislation capping the annual agriculture assessment! Below is our statement… “By signing the cap on agriculture assessments, Governor Cuomo has sent a strong message … Continue reading

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Last-Place Biz Ranking Should Boost Cuomo’s Plan to Cut Taxes

Another study, another last place finish for New York. Or perhaps, the more things change, the more they stay the same. Either way, recent weeks in Albany have seen a laser like focus on New York’s substantial tax burden.  We … Continue reading

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One Week to Go before Obamacare Deadline

With only one week to go before all employers must comply with certain elements of the Affordable Care Act and the individual health exchanges are open, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) today said that many small businesses remain … Continue reading

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New York Needs Tax Reform to Match the Rhetoric

Recent weeks have seen both Governor Cuomo and the State Senate express interest in reducing New York’s staggering tax burden.  That’s encouraging and long overdue.  When you consider the facts, tax reform should have been a priority in Albany long … Continue reading

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Governor can help ease the tax burden on family farms

From today’s Albany Times Union… New York’s family farms are anxiously awaiting resolution on an issue that is threatening their livelihood and a significant piece of the state’s economy. This past June, the Legislature rightfully and unanimously passed legislation that … Continue reading

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New STAR Exemption Requirements- Register Today!!

Homeowners in New York State have started to receive letters from New York State Department of Taxation and Finance about a new one-time registration requirement to receive the STAR tax exemption. The registration requirement aims to protect taxpayer dollars by … Continue reading

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NFIB/NY Advances Tax Reform Proposal

On Wednesday I had the pleasure of testifying before the State Senate on the timely topic of tax reform in New York.  At this hearing, NFIB/NY recommended a ten-point plan to drastically reduce the tax burden on small business.  Below … Continue reading

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Members of Congress Take the Small Business Challenge

The doors Kevin McCarthy usually walks through lead to a large room in Washington, D.C., where wars have been declared, presidents give State of the Union addresses and the processes of democracy regularly echo from its walls. But earlier this … Continue reading

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