New York State Tax Law

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 Property & Sales Tax Climate: New York

The Tax Foundation recently conducted a 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).

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.

State Individual 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).

Tax Law Changes In The New York State Budget Act, Part 3

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 third part of a three-part series summarizing some of the more significant provisions of the Budget Act.

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Tax Law Changes In The New York State Budget Act, Part 2

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 second part of a three-part series summarizing some of the more significant provisions of the Budget Act.

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New York State Property Tax Cap Will Be Under 1 percent In 2017

In July of 2016, New York Comptroller Tom DiNapoli announced that local governments in New York State may only raise their property-tax levies by no more than 0.67 percent unless they vote to override the state’s cap. This is a slight decrease from 2016. Currently, the cap for local government in the state of New York is 0.73 percent this year, and thus will remain below 1 percent again in 2017.

A Discussion Of New York State Income Tax Credits

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

A Discussion Of New York State Income Tax Deductions

Income tax deductions are expenses that may be deducted from pre-tax gross income. Of course, deductions reduce New York income tax and maximize a refund. One of the experienced tax professionals at the Thorgood Law Firm can assist any New Yorker in determining the deductions for which they qualify under New York law.

New York has a standard state income tax deduction. For 2015, they are as follows:

Filing Status Amount  of Standard Deduction
Single (and can be claimed as a dependent on another taxpayer’s federal return) $3,100

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

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