Tuesday, August 6, 2013

NY State to suspend driving licenses of tax delinquents

Approved in March, an initiative to suspend the driver’s license of New Yorkers who owe more than $10,000 in back taxes will begin this week.

The state Tax Department will send the first round of 16,000 suspension notices to tax delinquents this week. Scofflaws will have 60 days to respond before receiving a second notice, giving him or her 15 more days. If taxpayer again fails to arrange payment, the license will be suspended until the debt is paid.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo proposed the initiative in January. The state Legislature approved it as part of the state budget, adopted in March. His administration estimates the initiative could generate up to $26 million the first year and $6 million annually after that. Read more >>
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