Category Archives: Taxes

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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Will Small Business Be Left Out of Tax Reform?

When examining the current U.S. tax code, two things are clear: It is unnecessarily complex, and it is unfair. Lawmakers now see that a high tax rate coupled with a wide disparity in tax bills between industries creates a tilted … Continue reading

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Tax Reform: Paying Taxes Effectively

Since 2011, the chief tax writers in Congress, Representative Dave Camp, Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee and Senator Max Baucus, Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, have led the charge on Capitol Hill to reform the U.S. … Continue reading

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iTax: US Tax Code Rotten to the Core

Earlier this week Apple CEO Tim Cook appeared before a Senate Subcommittee to discuss Apple’s tax practices. As Cook asserted, “We pay all the taxes we owe — every single dollar.” The problem isn’t just that Apple and other companies … Continue reading

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IRS: Tax Collector or Political Enforcer?

As a small-business owner, you work hard to establish and maintain customer relationships based on integrity and fairness. Violating that standard of behavior can ruin your business. And, you expect the same from others, particularly those in positions of power … Continue reading

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Internet Tax Debate Flares, But a Bigger Issue Won’t go Away

We’re all familiar with the old proverb: “Nothing is certain but death and taxes.” But these days, that statement should be revised to say: “Nothing is certain but death and unchecked federal government spending that causes higher, more complex, burdensome … Continue reading

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The Winners and Losers of Tax Day

The good news is that business is terrific right now for the professionals who are paid to prepare tax returns. The bad news is that the tax code that ensures their success is weighing down an essential sector of job … Continue reading

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On Taxes: We Hear You, and Congress Will Hear You Too

Thanks to those of you who participated in NFIB’s recent survey on federal taxes and spending, we now have data that clearly shows just how strongly you feel about the federal government’s need to simplify the tax code, manage its … Continue reading

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