BILL NO A05886
SAME AS No Same as
Amd S606, Tax L
Provides for a transportation credit for commuters residing within this state
and employed or self-employed within a large city, i.e. population over one
million; provides that such credit is equal to one percent of wages and
self-employment income earned within New York city.
NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
BILL NUMBER: A5886
TITLE OF BILL:
An act to amend the tax law, in relation to establishing a transporta-
tion credit for those employed in large cities
The purpose of this bill is to provide a State income tax credit to
defray transportation costs for commuters who are employed or self-em-
ployed in New York City.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 of the bill provides a transportation credit for individuals
commuting to New York City for work. The credit is equal to 1 percent of
wages and self-employment income earned within New York City.
Section 2 establishes the effective date.
Many New Yorkers incur significant expenses traveling to and from New
York City each day. In 2013, it was reported that The U.S. Department of
Labor found that average commuters spend more than $1,100 a year to
commute to Manhattan using public transportation, while drivers spend
over $2,200 on fuel, and that this figure excludes tolls (Stephanie
Landsman, NYC's 'Extreme Commuting' Costs Getting out of Control, CNBC
Nov. 9, 2013, www.cnbc.com/id/101155916).
This tax credit against the New York State income tax would compensate
commuters for transportation costs that are related to employment in New
York City. The enactment of this targeted subsidy to defray transporta-
tion expenses would promote the economic development of the region.
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FISCAL IMPACT ON THE STATE:
The transportation credit is estimated to provide taxpayer savings of
$510 million per year.
This act shall take effect immediately and shall apply to all taxable
years beginning on or after the first of January next succeeding the
date on which this act shall have become law.