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'It's Up To New York:' State Lawmakers Say They Have New Plan To Obtain Trump's Tax Returns

'It's Up To New York:' State Lawmakers Say They Have New Plan To Obtain Trump's Tax Returns

A 2017 Tax Day march in NYC (Scott Lynch / Gothamist) One day after the president's chief of staff vowed that Congressional Democrats would "never" get their hands on Trump's tax returns, state lawmakers in Albany...

Calls To Tax Rich People's Second Homes In NYC Grow Louder

Calls To Tax Rich People's Second Homes In NYC Grow Louder

Central Park South skyline (Flickr/MikePScott) Capitalizing on public outrage over a billionaire’s purchase of a $238 million Manhattan penthouse as a part-time pad last month, City Council members are urging the state to pass a pied-à-terre...

Is Trump’s Tax Law Really Making Rich New Yorkers Flee The State?

Is Trump’s Tax Law Really Making Rich New Yorkers Flee The State?

Governor Andrew Cuomo and Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli deliver an update on state revenues and SALT (Governor's Office / Flickr) This week's surprise announcement from Governor Andrew Cuomo was the alarming news that the state budget was...

After 'Grotesque' $238 Million Penthouse Sale, Calls For 'Pied-A-Terre Tax' Intensify

After 'Grotesque' $238 Million Penthouse Sale, Calls For 'Pied-A-Terre Tax' Intensify

Rendering of 220 Central Park South (Vornado Realty Trust) News of hedge fund tycoon Ken Griffin’s record-breaking purchase last week of a $238 million penthouse prompted what has by now become a routine series of responses...

Let's Take A $1.58 Billion Property Tax-Shirking Tour Of NYC

Let's Take A $1.58 Billion Property Tax-Shirking Tour Of NYC

One Bryant Park AKA the Bank of America Tower (left), which got an $80 million property tax break this year (Chris Goldberg / Flickr) If the defining characteristic of modern-day New York is how damn expensive...

Fixing NYC's Unfair Property Tax System: How Hard Could It Be?

Fixing NYC's Unfair Property Tax System: How Hard Could It Be?

(Eric Konon / Flickr) The one salient feature of New York City's convoluted property tax system is that everyone hates it. "The property tax is too goddamn high!" Brooklyn Councilmember Chaim Deutsch boomed in front of...

Now All Online Companies Must Charge Sales Tax

Now All Online Companies Must Charge Sales Tax

(Shutterstock) Life was good for a while, wasn't it? Online shopping for many web commerce sites didn't collect local sales taxes. Now, thanks to a US Supreme Court ruling (PDF) on Thursday, they have to. Amazon...

Uber's Latest Alleged Scam Could Be Costing Riders In NYC Hundreds Of Thousands A Day

Uber's Latest Alleged Scam Could Be Costing Riders In NYC Hundreds Of Thousands A Day

(Mike Dotta/Shutterstock) The wife of a Brooklyn Uber driver is suing the company after the couple allegedly discovered that UberX is systematically overcharging riders. The class-action lawsuit was filed on Wednesday in Brooklyn federal court. The...

De Blasio Tweets At Trump To Show 'It's Not That Hard' To Release Tax Returns

De Blasio Tweets At Trump To Show 'It's Not That Hard' To Release Tax Returns

(Scott Lynch / Gothamist) Today is Tax Day, but apparently it's also Govern Like A Millennial Day in NYC, where Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the release of his tax returns via a sassy tweet and...

Photos: NYC's Tax Day March Sees Thousands Demanding That Trump Release His Taxes

Photos: NYC's Tax Day March Sees Thousands Demanding That Trump Release His Taxes gallery

It was the largest anti-Trump protest in New York City since late January.

Report: Donald Trump May Not Have Paid Taxes For 18 Years After $900M In Losses

Report: Donald Trump May Not Have Paid Taxes For 18 Years After $900M In Losses

Getty Images According to a new report in the New York Times today, Donald Trump may have avoided paying federal income taxes for the last 18 years after he declared nearly a billion dollars in losses...

Chelsea Grimaldi's Seized By The State Over $122K In Unpaid Taxes

Chelsea Grimaldi's Seized By The State Over $122K In Unpaid Taxes

(Michael Volchok) The Chelsea offshoot of legendary (if in name only) pizzeria Grimaldi's has been seized and shuttered by the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance. Notices appeared on the restaurant's 656 Avenue of...

Surprise, Cuomo's Expensive Fancy Jobs Program Hasn't Created Many Jobs

Surprise, Cuomo's Expensive Fancy Jobs Program Hasn't Created Many Jobs

(Getty Images) In April of last year, Governor Cuomo's much-touted 'Start Up NY' program announced it had created a total of 76 jobs, a fairly embarrassing number considering it expected to add over 4,100 new jobs...

Religious Institutions Get More Property Tax Breaks Than NYCHA

Religious Institutions Get More Property Tax Breaks Than NYCHA

Courtesy Vivienne Gucwa's flickr Though the United States is theoretically built on the separation of church and state, the IRS affords religious institutions over $80 billion in tax breaks every year, letting ministers and the institutions...

Williamsburg Nightclub Run By Alleged Racists Seized By NY State

Williamsburg Nightclub Run By Alleged Racists Seized By NY State

Via Yelp Williamsburg nightclub Verboten, famously the subject of a lawsuit alleging the owners didn't want to book any "Black people parties," among other things, is in a spot of trouble with the Law. The property...

Sputtering St. Mark's Bookshop Now Unloading Books At Steep Discount, Cash Only

Sputtering St. Mark's Bookshop Now Unloading Books At Steep Discount, Cash Only

(via Facebook) Years of fighting the good fight against soulless East Village landlords and depressing empty storefronts has finally caught up with St. Mark's Bookshop, which is reportedly facing eviction thanks to $62,000 in unpaid rent...

NY's Highest-Paid State Employee Loves His Ferrari, Bathroom Selfies, Sexist Jokes

NY's Highest-Paid State Employee Loves His Ferrari, Bathroom Selfies, Sexist Jokes

(Facebook) Alain Kaloyeros, a Lebanese-American scientist, university administrator, and tech-industry liaison for the state of New York, took home $987,075 in taxpayer money for his salary last year, making him the top-paid state employee. It took...

It Appears That Roberta's Owes $480K In Unpaid Taxes

It Appears That Roberta's Owes $480K In Unpaid Taxes

Via Roberta's' website It's always fun to find all the familiar names floating around the state Department of Taxation and Finance's lists of the top 250 tax delinquent businesses and individuals—Strip House! Lansky's (RIP)! Hahm Ji...

Fancy Meatpacking Eatery Revel Filing For Bankruptcy Protection

Fancy Meatpacking Eatery Revel Filing For Bankruptcy Protection

Via Facebook Is the name "Revel" cursed? Following in the footsteps of the doomed Revel Hotel, fancy Meatpacking District brunch spot Revel has filed for bankruptcy protection, citing serious financial constraints. The popular boozy brunch spot...

TSA Pocketed $60K In Forgotten Change At LGA And JFK Last Year

TSA Pocketed $60K In Forgotten Change At LGA And JFK Last Year

The guy pictured center thinks he has cleared a hurdle by getting through airport security, but did he lose something along the way? (Getty) As if the Transportation Security Administration's $32.8 billion budget wasn't enough to...

Rich Liars Never Make Good On Threats To Leave NYC Because Of Taxes

Rich Liars Never Make Good On Threats To Leave NYC Because Of Taxes

An unstaged photograph from 2011 (Christopher Robbins / Gothamist) Rich people are like delicate tropical fish, the canard goes. Asking them to give an extra latté a day to maintain the tank shatters their pH equilibrium...

Almost Half Of New Yorkers Are Poor

Almost Half Of New Yorkers Are Poor

(Getty Images) From 2011 to 2012, the number of New Yorkers who were at or near poverty levels remained constant at 46%. According to a new report [PDF] released by the City's Center for Economic Opportunity...

AirBuy&Bone: Escorts Love Airbnb Too

AirBuy&Bone: Escorts Love Airbnb Too

(Airbnb) When you agree to take money so strangers can stay in your apartment and put their bare feet on your rugs and paw your Cheez-Its, the strangers might also have sex in your bed, for...

Video: John Hodgman Hunts For Tax Havens On The Daily Show video

Video: John Hodgman Hunts For Tax Havens On The Daily Show

Rich people are reportedly having a harder time hiding their money now that the U.S. government has implemented anti-tax evasion laws in the Cayman Islands. And so "Deranged Millionaire" John Hodgman is on the hunt for...

New Yorkers Are Paying More Taxes Than Anyone Else, Now And Forever

New Yorkers Are Paying More Taxes Than Anyone Else, Now And Forever

(Shutterstock / Stokkete) When you received your tax return, did insuppressible tears gush from your face? Were you wracked with visions of halo-crowned $20 bills floating up to the Big Bank Of America In The Sky,...

Schumer Pushes For Citi Bike Commuter Tax Break

Schumer Pushes For Citi Bike Commuter Tax Break

(Scoboco/Flickr) To summarize recent news on the embattled Citi Bike front: The program is in financial turmoil, falling into disrepair, lost its general manager and...is getting bought by Donald Trump. (No, this was a lie perpetrated...

NYC Landlords Owe The City $555 Million

NYC Landlords Owe The City $555 Million

Courtesy xbettyx's flickr If you're wondering what happens to your rent money after you reluctantly pry it from your bank account every month, it is probably not going towards paying taxes—apparently, landlords collectively owe the city...

Where Does NYC Rank Among America's Most Unequal Cities?

Where Does NYC Rank Among America's Most Unequal Cities?

(Flickr user mcbnyc) Readers lusting for blood—bright, metallic, righteous-tasting blood, in the headline "Study Finds Greater Income Inequality in Nation's Thriving Cities" will instead find only nuance. Sensible, perplexing, damnable nuance. In their report on local...

Cuomo Wants To Give Banks & Corporations $400 Million In Tax Breaks

Cuomo Wants To Give Banks & Corporations $400 Million In Tax Breaks

(Getty Images) Governor Andrew Cuomo has made it clear that he cares more about political expediency than bare necessity. So what are we to make of his plan to give banks and corporations as much as...

Proposed Warehouse Laws May Increase Booze Prices In New York State

Proposed Warehouse Laws May Increase Booze Prices In New York State

(Markus Mainka/Shutterstock) We may be paying a few extra bucks for our bottles of booze if two bills being considered in Albany come to fruition. The so-called "at rest" legislation would require New York wine and...

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