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NY Operators Seek More Pressure To Repeal Limo Sales Tax

Posted on January 8, 2014

L to R: Scott Pizzo Park Place Limousine, (Rochester); Ira Goldstein (BCAC NY), Berj Haroutunian, Black Car Assistance Corp.(BCAC); Wayne Baden, BCAC general counsel; David Brown, Premier Transportation; David C Bastian Jr., Legislative Member LBTOUNY)
L to R: Scott Pizzo Park Place Limousine, (Rochester); Ira Goldstein (BCAC NY), Berj Haroutunian, Black Car Assistance Corp.(BCAC); Wayne Baden, BCAC general counsel; David Brown, Premier Transportation; David C Bastian Jr., Legislative Member LBTOUNY)

NEW YORK — Although the effort to repeal a New York state 2009 sales tax on transportation services is making headway, pressure is still needed to persuade Gov. Andrew Cuomo to strike down the tax during current 2014 budget discussions.  

Calling a Dec. 12 meeting with the state Division of Budget as productive, members of the Limousine Bus Taxi Operators of Upstate New York (LBTOUNY) are optimistic that the tax will be struck down.

“We still need to continue to ratchet-up the pressure from operators throughout the state to repeal this nuisance tax,” said David Bastian, a member of the LBTOUNY legislative committee. ”We have great support from operators in the Albany, Rochester and Buffalo region, but we need more support from operators in the central region of the state as well as New York City  area to support our case.”

In fact, a petition requesting the governor repeal the law is being circulated but has not garnered enough signatures as expected. The LBTOUNY, as well as The Black Car Fund, are urging operators and supporters to sign the petition to increase pressure on the governor to repeal the law. To sign the petition, go to http://chn.ge/17hxv7Y

A delegation of limousine and transportation representatives met with the New York state Division of Budget to argue the case to repeal the state transportation tax.

The sales tax varies depending on separate county add-ons. In New York City, for example, the sales tax is 8.85%.

Related article: NY Limo Operators Gain First Win In Sales Tax Fight


— Tom Halligan, LCT East Coast editor

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