|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: Tuesday, May 11, 1999
|Release #170 -99
|Contact: Sunny Mindel/Curt Ritter (212) 788-2958||
Hear the Press
"My Administration opposes State Senate Bill 5594, which proposes to eliminate New York City's commuter income tax. In Fiscal Year 2000, this tax will provide an estimated $359.7 million to New York City to help us to maintain our City's infrastructure and services used by commuters every day. Non-residents working in New York City receive a broad range of services and benefits from the City each day, including fire, police and transportation and, at .45 percent, this Tax is relatively modest and completely justified. When compared to the 3.83 percent City residents must pay, non-residents pay a small percentage to help maintain these vital City services."