Category Archives: Taxes

NFIB/NY Responds to Governor Cuomo’s Budget Proposal

“New York’s small business owners are encouraged that the Governor’s Executive Budget proposal continues to promote fiscal responsibility and incorporates components of our small business agenda. “Governor Cuomo has rightfully focused on reducing New York’s sizable tax burden this year.  … Continue reading

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Governor Cuomo’s State of the State Address – What Small Business Needs to Know

Yesterday, Governor Cuomo delivered his fourth State of the State address.  It was a panacea of  proposals covering the entire spectrum of public policy.  NFIB/NY’s response was generally positive and receptive to the tax and regulatory reform proposals, with some … Continue reading

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Small Business Applauds Governor’s Focus on Taxes

Most of Cuomo’s blueprint is positive, says NFIB, but small business owners caution against circuit breaker initiative as a property tax shift, not a real fix  Albany (January 8, 2014) – Mike Durant, State Director for the National Federation of … Continue reading

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IRS Ruling on Automatic Gratuities Leads to Paperwork and Costs for Restaurants

Many restaurants that continue to include automatic gratuities on checks for large parties of six or eight will face additional paperwork and costs due to an IRS Ruling that takes effect January 1, 2014. The IRS Ruling is in fact … Continue reading

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NFIB/NY Unveils 2014 Legislative Agenda

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) today released an ambitious legislative session for next year that features tax and regulatory reforms to improve New York’s notoriously bad business climate and legal changes to eliminate predatory lawsuits. “An unprecedented level … Continue reading

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The Tax Relief Debate In New York Begins

The Pataki-McCall Tax Commission, appointed by Governor Cuomo and charged with the task of offering recommendations on cutting taxes in New York has announced their findings. Within this report are recommendations that will help small businesses, such as reforming the … Continue reading

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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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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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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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