• Tax Relief Commission Addresses Property and Business Taxes

    Jan 7, 2014
    With his state-of-the-state address due for delivery on Jan. 8, Cuomo's mind is clearly focused on taxes. Indeed, the ink is still wet on the report of the Tax Relief Commission, chaired by Carl McCall and George Pataki, which focused on property tax relief for homeowners, incentives to local governments to reduce cost of operations, lowering the corporate tax rate and updating the estate tax. And on Jan. 6, Cuomo issued a press released detailing a $2 billion tax relief plan, which may become a centerpiece of tomorrow's address.
  • State Sen. Flanagan speaks to NYSSCPA members about tax reform

    Dec 16, 2013
    Thirty CPAs from the NYSSCPA’s Suffolk and Nassau chapters met with state Sen. John J. Flanagan
    (R-2) on Dec. 10 as part of the Society’s new Legislative Breakfast series. Representatives from the offices of state Sen. Lee M. Zeldin (R-3) and state Sen. Phil Boyle (R-4) also attended the two-hour event aimed at connecting members with their local lawmakers and to its legislative agenda. The breakfasts are cooperative efforts between the Society and its chapter leaders.