Tag: Andrew Cuomo

E.J. McMahon, president of the fiscally conservative think tankThe Empire Center, says it's about time New York got in synch with the rest of the country, where many states have already eliminated the tax altogether. According to a report McMahon wrote for the Empire Center, two-thirds of all states—including California, Florida and Texas—have allowed their own estate taxes to disappear. New York is among the holdouts—one of 14 states that still tax estates. Read More

The Empire Center For New York State Policy is out with a new report today on the estate tax. Founding President and CEO EJ McMahon will have details. Read More

In a new report, a coalition of groups opposing New York's estate tax offered a full-throated argument in favor of Governor Andrew Cuomo's plan to lower its rate and raise its exemption threshold from $1 million to the federal level of over $5.34 million over five years. Read More


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