NY Looks at License Suspension for Tax Delinquents

Cuomo in his budget proposal this week asked for suspension power in tax delinquency cases once administrative and judicial reviews are exhausted

Sunday, Jan 27, 2013  |  Updated 11:29 AM EDT
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NY Looks at License Suspension for Tax Delinquents

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants New York to be able to suspend driver's licenses for people who owe more than $10,000 in taxes.

Cuomo in his budget proposal this week asked for suspension power in tax delinquency cases once administrative and judicial reviews are exhausted.

Administration officials say there are about 9,000 New York taxpayers who owe more than $10,000, and they estimate the law could prompt 40 percent of them to settle. The law is expected to boost tax receipts by $26 million in its first year, though annual revenue is expected to drop after the initial bump.

The license suspension could be lifted once there's an agreement to start paying back taxes. The tax delinquents could be granted a restricted license for work and school.

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