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Google Won’t Take Office Building Tax Breaks That Amazon Searched For

The online search giant, which announced plans Tuesday to open a massive Manhattan headquarters, is forgoing the benefits Amazon sought to reap for its ill-fated Long Island City headquarters, THE CITY has learned.

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Eric Adams Says Accountant’s ‘Incorrect Decision’ Spawned Faulty Tax Filings

Mayoral nominee admits he failed to tell the IRS he lived in the Bed-Stuy townhouse he claims as a residence — a move that may have enabled him to take bigger deductions. His campaign says he’ll refile his returns, again.

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Hochul Faces $5 Billion Choice as Tax Boost Arrives Amid Cuomo Unemployment Debt

As the new governor begins to put her own imprint on the state’s finances, she’ll have to make a series of decisions that show whether she is prepared to make a sharp break with the policies — and appointees — of the previous administration.

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Cuomo’s Triumphs and Unfinished Business as He Quits Under a Cloud

The governor arrived in office in 2011 with an agenda aimed at bolstering New York State. Some of his promises — from marriage equality to minimum wage to supportive housing and more — came to fruition, while others remain outstanding.

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Who’s the NYC Business Community’s Choice for Mayor?

With the June 22 primary approaching, there’s no clear favorite, reflecting much of the city. But interviews with more than a dozen business leaders show they generally agree on who they don’t want to see in City Hall.

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Meet Your Mayor: Taxes

See which candidates for NYC mayor agree with you most on taxes.

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Albany’s Tax-the-Rich Deal Sends Wealthy to Washington Looking for Relief

Billions in hikes mark a defeat for Cuomo and business leaders who warn of an exodus unless Biden restores state and local deductions. The deal represents a victory for progressives who say the rich must pay more COVID costs.

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Tax-the-Rich Push Drives High-Stakes Cuomo State Budget Showdown

Federal aid and higher-than-expected tax revenues are enough to fill the pandemic budget gap. Progressives say more taxes are needed to repair COVID-19 damage while tax opponents argue a hike would drive high-earners from New York.

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Brooklyn Botanic Garden Shadow-Casting Towers Qualify for Generous Trump Tax Break State Lawmakers Want to Slash

"Opportunity Zone" benefits will come to investors in a controversial Crown Heights real estate project whether or not affordable housing remains in the picture. A bill would end New York’s part of the program.

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Unpaid Property Taxes Leap in New York City as Tenants and Landlords Struggle

The $1.3 billion in pandemic-driven arrears surpasses the debt driven up during the last financial crisis. There’s a split, though, over whether the void will throw the city budget into turmoil.

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Business Leaders Warn Tax-the-Rich Bills Will Leave New York Poorer. But Don’t Call it a Threat to Pull Up Stakes...

Heads of major companies say they’re reluctant to go public with threats to take jobs out of the pandemic-wracked city. But they warn efforts to raise income taxes on high earners will drive far more dollars from New York.

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Cuomo to Biden: Don’t Make Me Tax the Rich of New York

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Council Poised to Renew Controversial Tax Lien Sales Program, With Tweaks to Protect Pandemic-Pummeled Homeowners

Housing advocates oppose the de Blasio-backed measure, which would extend a Giuliani-era debt-collection scheme for another four years while temporarily excluding financially ailing small owners.

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City Tax Collectors Seek Flying Drone Army to Assess Your Home

The Department of Finance’s property division is examining "Unmanned Aircraft Systems" for tasks such as surveying tax lots, property mapping and aerial photography.

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Council Considers Killing the Tax-Collection Machine Rudy Giuliani Built

Pandemic postponement of the city’s annual property tax lien sale highlights burdens on cash-strapped property owners, advocates say — and an opportunity to reclaim real estate for affordable housing.

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Number of Million-Dollar NYC Earners Hit Record, New Stats Show, Even as Tax Bills Grew

The number of New Yorkers making $1 million or more a year jumped 20% between 2015 and 2018. As de Blasio backs more taxes on the wealthy to ease the pandemic economic crisis, Cuomo warns of a taxpayer exodus.