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Pay Up Or You're Off The Road!

Pay Up Or You're Off The Road!

New York state tax officials are sending 16,000 notices to delinquent taxpayers threatening to suspend their driver's licenses if they don't pay up. The initiative, authorized under a new law proposed by the Cuomo administration, targets New Yorkers with past-due tax liabilities of more than 10,000 dollars. Officials expect to collect 26 million dollars this year and up to 6 million dollars annually after that. They say 96 percent of taxes are paid reliably by businesses and individuals while 4 percent are collected through audits, collections and criminal investigations. Delinquent taxpayers notified by the state will have 60 days to arrange payment or receive a second letter with a 15-day deadline, after which the recipient's license will be suspended for failure to establish a payment plan.

 

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