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Meeting on impact of MTA taxes takes place tonight

September
21

 

The Rockland JCC will host a a free information meeting about a law that imposes a new payroll tax, among other fees, to help fund the Metropolitan Transportation?Authority. “What Will the New MTA Taxes Cost You?” will take place at 7:15 p.m., Sept. 21, at the JCC, 450 West Nyack Road, West Nyack. State Senator Thomas Morahan, Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee, and Assemblyman Kenneth Zebrowski , Jr., are expected to explain the law and its implications, as well as their opposition to the legislation.?In May, the state Legislature approved the payroll, or mobility, tax to raise nearly $2.3 billion for the MTA in its 12 member counties, which avoided steep fare and toll hikes for MTA services. It compels employers to pay 34 cents for every $100 of payroll. Drivers in the MTA?region also will pay a special surcharge of $50 for a two-year vehicle registration and a $16 driver license surcharge.  The meeting is coordinated by WBL, which describes itself as an informally organized group of local businesspeople who have been meeting since 1991 to discuss topics of interest to them and their businesses.

The Rockland JCC tonight will host a a free information meeting about a law that imposes a new payroll tax, among other fees, to help fund the Metropolitan Transportation?Authority.

The Rockland JCC tonight will host a a free information meeting about a law that imposes a new payroll tax, among other fees, to help fund the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

“What Will the New MTA Taxes Cost You?”  takes place at 7:15 p.m. at the JCC, 450 West Nyack Road, West Nyack.

State Senator Thomas Morahan, Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee, and Assemblyman Kenneth Zebrowski , Jr., are expected to explain the law and its implications, as well as their opposition to the legislation.

In May, the state Legislature approved the payroll, or mobility, tax to raise nearly $2.3 billion for the MTA in its 12 member counties, which avoided steep fare and toll hikes for MTA services. It compels employers to pay 34 cents for every $100 of payroll. Drivers in the MTA?region also will pay a special surcharge of $50 for a two-year vehicle registration and a $16 driver license surcharge.

The meeting is coordinated by WBL, which describes itself as an informally organized group of local businesspeople who have been meeting since 1991 to discuss topics of interest to them and their businesses.

This entry was posted on Monday, September 21st, 2009 at 7:52 am by Khurram Saeed. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
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