Round XI Will Award More Than $750 Million Across All 10 REDC Regions to Build Back Better in a Post-COVID Economic Recovery
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today launched Round XI of the Regional Economic Development Council initiative, officially kicking off a new decade of economic development in a post-pandemic recovery. The 2021 funding round includes more than $750 million in state economic development resources. The Consolidated Funding Application will open on May 10, enabling businesses, municipalities, not-for-profits and the public to begin applying...
With the help of our members, we are creating a Thought-Leadership series on important factors to take into consideration when 'Moving to the United States'. Today, we present Dee Coffey, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson at COMPASS, along with E. Steven Lenger M.D., Founder & Owner of MPC CONSULTANTS, who will address housing and medical related issues when moving to New York.
Moving to NY can feel overwhelming and daunting with so many factors to take into consideration.
In particular, concern for people...
On April 19, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the state’s 2021-2022 fiscal year budget into law. The law contains several changes to New York’s tax laws, including tax rate increases on corporations and wealthier individuals. A summary of the New York State budget was recently released by Marks Paneth.
One of the more potentially favorable elements of the law is a new, elective “Pass-through Entity Tax” (PTE tax) which many businesses with operations or investors in New York may want...
On April 15, 2021, the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) issued a report on the recent SolarWinds cyberattack. A copy of the report is available here. NYDFS called the attack a “wake-up call” to regulated financial institutions and insurers that should cause them to immediately assess and, if necessary, improve their own cybersecurity posture in order to avoid victimization in future attacks.
NYDFS characterized the SolarWinds attack as a “widespread, sophisticated espionage campaign” by Russian foreign intelligence actors that resulted...
The recently announced New York State fiscal year 2022 budget includes legislation which “decouples” New York from the federal income tax deferral available for investments in Opportunity Zones, beginning generally as of January 1, 2021.
From a federal standpoint, there have been three major benefits to taxpayers who invest in Opportunity Zones:
Deferral of tax on original capital gain: A taxpayer can defer paying tax on an eligible gain that is reinvested in an Opportunity Zone within the requisite time frame (generally...
In the healing of New York, more and more businesses are starting to move back to offices slowly. Commercial landlords are getting creative with their incentives to get new tenants to sign long-term leases while ensuring the tenants will observe Covid-19 safety precautions.
In order for financially bleeding businesses to come back to their pre-pandemic volumes, many tenants – especially those operating in the suffering hospitality industry - are successfully negotiating monthly rents based on a percentage of their revenue...
On April 6, 2021, the New York State Legislature and Governor Andrew Cuomo came to an agreement on the state’s operating budget for the fiscal year that began on April 1, 2021. Included in the budget legislation are the following law changes which will affect individuals and businesses in New York.
Tax Rate Increases for New York’s Highest Earners: Until now, New York State’s highest tax rate on individuals was 8.82%. This rate applied to taxable incomes in excess of...
$4.6 Million Available for Eligible Projects Within 28 New York State Counties
Grant Applications are Available Here and Due by 5 PM on May 14, 2021
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $4.6 million in federal grant funding is available for economic and community development within New York's Northern Border Region. Competitive grant funding is available for qualified projects within New York's 28 federally-designated Northern Border Regional Commission Counties.
"We are moving forward to build back better than ever before, and the Northern Border...
While New York State has maintained that non-residents who telecommuted to their NY-based jobs during COVID-19 are still subject to the state’s personal income tax under the convenience of the employer rule, the issue is less clear when it comes to business taxes, such as the NYC Unincorporated Business Tax (UBT).
Partnerships, LLCs or sole proprietorships that are subject to the UBT may be able to realize additional tax savings on their 2020 returns due to their remote workforces. This is because the...
On January 19, 2021, Governor Andrew Cuomo outlined the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Executive Budget in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The timing and amount of federal aid will determine the level of tax increases that will be enacted by the state in FY 2022. If Congress fails to provide at least $15 billion in funding, the New York State Executive Budget proposes several significant tax law changes, as follows.
Increase in Tax Rates on Highest Earners: The...