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A02208 Summary:

BILL NOA02208
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORMontesano
 
COSPNSRRaia, Finch
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 616, Tax L
 
Provides additional personal exemption of $650 for each dependent who is 65 years of age or older and whose gross income for the calendar year is not more than $1500.
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A02208 Actions:

BILL NOA02208
 
01/17/2017referred to ways and means
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A02208 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A2208
 
SPONSOR: Montesano
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the tax law, in relation to personal exemptions of resident individuals   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To provide New York resident taxpayers with an additional personal exemption for resident individuals of $650 for each dependent 65 years or older with income limitations to help defray the cost to them of providing care and support of certain elderly people.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill amends the tax law to provide an additional personal exemption to New York resident taxpayers who provide over one-half the support of individuals over the age of 65 whose gross income is not more than $1,500, who either reside with the taxpayer or are the mother, father, stepmother or stepfather of the taxpayer.   JUSTIFICATION: The intractable problem of inflation has made it difficult for many subsist. Escalating prices for food, utilities, and the like, have forced many of the elderly of this state to reside in their own homes or take up residence with either their children or some other relative or friend. The State of New York should be mindful of the financial hard- ships our elderly are facing. We must take affirmative steps to see that measures are implemented to facilitate the care and support of these people who have in good stead served New York State. This bill would provide relief to those already providing financial support to many of our elderly and moreover, provide an incentive to those who are not.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: A.1603 of 2015/16; Held for consideration in Ways and Means; A.3164 of 2013/14; Referred to Ways and Means Committee, A.2029 of 2011/12; Held in Ways and Means Committee, A.2426 of 2009/10; Held in Ways and Means Committee, A.2406 of 2007/08, A.6004 of 2005/06, A.4559 of 2003/04, A.4642 of 2001/02, A.2082 of 1999/00, A.2535 of 1997/98 and A.2423 of 1995/96; A.8422 of 2014; Referred to Ways and Means 1/15/14; Held in Ways and Means 6/17/14   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Undetermined.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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A02208 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          2208
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 17, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by M. of A. MONTESANO, RAIA, FINCH -- read once and referred
          to the Committee on Ways and Means
 
        AN ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to personal exemptions of resi-
          dent individuals
 
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section  1.  Section  616  of  the  tax law is amended by adding a new
     2  subsection (c) to read as follows:
     3    (c) Additional exemption. In addition to the exemption provided for in
     4  subsection (a) of this section for taxable years beginning after  Decem-
     5  ber thirty-first, two thousand seventeen, a resident individual shall be
     6  allowed  an  additional  New York exemption of six hundred fifty dollars
     7  for each dependent (as defined in this subsection) who is of the age  of
     8  sixty-five  or  older, whose gross income for the calendar year in which
     9  the taxable year of the taxpayer begins is not more than fifteen hundred
    10  dollars.  For the purposes of this subsection the term "dependent" shall
    11  mean any of the following individuals over one-half whose  support,  for
    12  the  calendar  year in which the taxable year of the taxpayer begins was
    13  received from the taxpayer:
    14    (1) the father or mother of the taxpayer;
    15    (2) a stepfather or stepmother of the taxpayer;
    16    (3) an individual (other than an individual who at any time during the
    17  taxable year was the spouse) who for the taxable year of  the  taxpayer,
    18  has  as  his  principal place of abode the home of the taxpayer and is a
    19  member of the taxpayer's household.
    20    § 2.  This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD06060-01-7
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