Many small businesses in Suffolk County, especially in our downtowns are not thriving. They are simply trying to survive. Any tax is too much when you are trying to survive in this economic climate. The MTA Payroll tax adds more cost to our products making it difficult to compete with other states and the internet. Any effort to repeal it is supported by the Bellport Chamber of Commerce, said Dianne Romano, President of the Bellport Chamber of Commerce.
Senator Zeldin had recently announced a website and petition collection solely dedicated to the repeal of the Payroll Tax. Zeldin also recently penned a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo asking him to add a repeal of the MTA payroll tax to his agenda. Additionally, Senator Zeldin recently sent a letter to Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli requesting a thorough top-down forensic audit of the MTA's finances.
The job killing MTA Payroll Tax should have never been enacted in the first place," stated Senator Zeldin. If I had been in office in 2009, I would have voted against it then. Now that I am in office, it is my duty to introduce this important legislation, concluded Senator Zeldin.
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