December 17, 2012

NYS Tax Reform and Fairness Commission: Promises Made But Not Yet Kept

ITEP Work in Action

The Governor has called for the creation of a Tax Reform and Fairness Commission to develop recommendations on how we might modify our current tax structure so that is fair to all New Yew Yorkers.

The current tax system in the State of New York tends to put more of the state and local tax burden on lower and middle-income families than it does upperincome wage earners. According to research from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (as evidenced from the following charts) many wealthy New Yorkers pay far less of their overall income in state and local taxes than do middle income families.

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