taxes

TAXES
6:23 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

Miner Vetoes Tax Increase

Mayor Miner discusses the Common Council's budget and her line item vetoes
Credit Scott Willis / WAER News

Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner vetoed a small tax increase Wednesday that was approved  last week by Common Councilors. In her letter to the city clerk, Miner says her objection is based not only on the extra spending, but also on the process. 

She says the Council "sprung" a last minute tax increase on residents inside $6.8 million in budget amendments, with no public dialogue beforehand. 

In a release from Miner's office, she says:

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Personal Finance Safety
6:03 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Tax Season Brings Out Tax Scams for Central New Yorkers

Time to get out the pen and calculator to figure taxes...but also time to beware of tax scams and cheats, says the IRS.
Credit asktaxquestions.org

  Central New Yorkers are starting start to gather their financial information and receive W-2 forms for tax season.  The time is also ripe for scam artists preparing their schemes.  

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School Finance
6:33 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Cuomo Promises Surplus in Budget, Boost for Education

Dr. Rick Timbs advocates for education funding with the Statewide School Finance Consortium.
Credit statewideonline.org

Schools hoping for more state aid could see a boost in funding from New York State compared to recent years.  Governor Cuomo told The Capitol Pressroom’s Susan Arbetter that education aid in the 2014 budget could increase four percent.  He adds that working out what’s fair for each city and school system is the job of the state legislature:

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