New York State Corporate Tax

Can Business Owners, Partners, Officers, Directors, And Employees Be Personally Liable For NY Sales Tax?

Many taxpayers don’t realize that in their capacity as an officer, director or employee of a corporation, or employee or manager of a partnership or LLC, certain liability may arise related to the payment of New York sales taxes. This means that if a taxpayer possesses a duty to act on behalf of the business entity, and such duty includes compliance with the payment of sales taxes, they may be held personally liable for a failure to pay sales tax collected or required to be collected by the business enterprise.

State Corporate Tax Climate: New York

The Tax Foundation recently conducted a study of the tax climates in each of the fifty states and then rated and ranked them based on five categories: corporate tax, individual income, sales tax, unemployment insurance tax, and property tax. The Tax Foundation’s rankings are designed to show how well state tax systems are structured, rather than simply rank the states by the amount of taxes assessed.

New York finished 2nd last (49) in overall tax climate and it ranked in the individual tax categories as follows: 7 (corporate tax), 49 (individual income tax), 43 (sales tax), 32 (unemployment insurance tax), and 47 (property tax). Prior to 2017, New York was ranked dead last in 2014 and 2015 before modestly rising to 49th in 2016.

Tax Law Changes In The New York State Budget Act, Part 1

In early spring of 2016, Governor Cuomo of New York signed into law the 2016-2017 Budget Act (S6409C/A9009C) (“Budget Act” or”Act”). This legislation includes amendments to the New York tax reform legislation contained in the 2014-2015 New York State Budget and the New York City tax reform legislation contained in the 2015-2016 New York State Budget. It also contains provisions which affect certain state credits and incentives, and state sales tax provisions. This is the first part of a three-part series summarizing some of the more significant provisions of the Budget Act.

Tax credits and incentives

A Discussion Of New York State Personal Income Tax & Corporate Income Tax

Individuals and businesses in the State of New York are both subject to income tax. New York enacted a sweeping tax-reduction bill in 2011, creating the lowest mid-bracket tax rates in the state in 58 years. These tax breaks affected over four million taxpayers. Despite this legislation and other New York tax breaks, New York still has one of the highest state income tax rates in the nation.

New York Personal Income Tax

State Of New York Lowers Corporate Tax Rate In 2016

In the last few years, the State of New York has attempted to make major reforms to the state’s corporate income tax system. In the spring of 2014, Governor Cuomo signed into law the state’s annual budget which contained many provisions that some experts have said are the most significant in the state since the corporate tax was first enacted in 1944. Many of the new provisions attempt to reduce business tax complexity, while another important change was the simple reduction of the corporate tax rate for New York businesses, thus diminishing their tax burden.

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