(WSYR-TV) – Governor Andrew Cuomo directed the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance to waive late payment penalties and suspend collection for 90 days after the April 15 income tax return deadline for furloughed federal workers.
Additionally, the Governor signed legislation authorizing local governments to extend the deadlines of local property taxes for federal employees affected by the government shutdown.
“While the federal administration played politics with the livelihoods of thousands of workers, the State of New York is once again stepping up to help working families,” Governor Cuomo said. “Many New Yorkers have state and local tax bills or installment payments due in the first few months of the year, and the actions we are taking today will provide badly needed relief for federal employees who were forced to miss paychecks because of the federal shutdown. We will always stand with the hardworking women and men of this state and continue to do everything in our power to fight back against Washington’s attack on our people.”