Regulations

New York Sales Tax Repeal Moving Forward With Industry Momentum

Posted on May 30, 2013

ALBANY, N.Y. — The proposed Senate bill that would repeal tax on limo service in New York State has taken another successful step today. The bill (S4920) passed the Senate Investigations and Government Operations this morning and will now move into Finance Committee. The Senate bill was proposed by Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-60th District, while a similar bill will soon be introduced into the State Assembly by Assemblyman Dennis H. Gabryszak, D-143rd District.

“We still have a lot more work to do. . . but the efforts of everyone are showing results,” said David Bastian of Towne Livery, a member of the Limousine Bus Taxi Operators of Upstate New York, who has spearheaded the issue. “All of the phone calls, emails, news stories, I feel have helped this move along.”

Bastian urges local chauffeured transportation operators to contact members of the Senate and Assembly to voice their support for the repeal of the tax and the burden the current tax places on small businesses. The sales tax varies depending on separate county add-ons. In New York City, for example, the sales tax is 8.85%.

The Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association (TLPA) also encouraged limousine and black car operators to support the sales tax repeal. In an email to members, the TLPA stated, “It's critically important for the industry to share how this tax has impacted your business…. and ask the Senators to support S4920!”

The TLPA also indicated the favorable attention the effort has gotten from organized labor. The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers and the AFL-CIO both issued letters supporting the bill this week.

You can track Bill S4920 as it moves through the Senate here.

New York State Assembly Members contact info page.

New York State Senators contact info page

—    Denis Wilson, LCT East Coast Editor

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Virginia Operators Fight TNC Bill And Unfair Tax

The Virginia Limousine Association gears up to repeal TNC registration relief and unfair vehicle tax advantage.

Inside Travis Kalanick’s Resignation As Uber’s CEO

At a Chicago hotel, two venture capitalists presented him with a list of demands, including his departure by the end of the day.

Push To Close Long Island TNC Sex Offender Loophole Begins

Uber and Lyft can start operating in Suffolk County on June 29th.

Operators Take to Capitol Hill Advocating For Industry

NLA and trade group leaders are meeting with House and Senate legislators to speak about regulatory concerns.

Ambulance-Turned-Party Bus Now Illegal In Texas

The "Slambulance" was advertised as a rolling nightclub for graduation, prom, bachelor and bachelorette parties, and tailgating.

See More News

Facebook Comments ()

Comments (0)

Post a Comment

Submit

Blog

See More

LCT Store

LCT Magazine - June/Fact Book 2017 $12.95 * Facts & Stats * Directors & Guides *



Connect

Experience the three annual industry events for networking for business, showcasing vehicles and products, and getting the tools for success.

Read About Your Region

What’s Happening Near You?
Click on any state to see the latest industry news and events in that region.

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Metro Magazine

Serving the bus and passenger rail industries for more than a century

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

Please sign in or register to .    Close