New York States Proposed tax increases,new taxes,user fees and higher user fees.
I don't know how many of you are feeling overly taxed as it is but this is like puring salt into open wounds. All of these increases and new taxes proposed will be the burden of the working class family. All the while the Governor is giving a 10% increase to Welfare Benefits. Where's the justice? I say it's time for a tax payer revolt.
I don't know about anyone else but my property taxes are staggering. I can't afford anymore. My family already goes without insurance as it is. This month I get to choose my 300 dollar gas bill or that of my daughters pain pills which are more than my gas bill. 12 pain pills are over 300 dollars. I can't take it anymore. Time for another Boston Tea Party. REVOLT REVOLT REVOLT!
With a tax on cable tv, your $80 dollar monthly bill will go up to $83.20.
A trip to the movies for a family of four will go from $29 dollars to $30.16 because now, it's taxed.
And for a men's and women's haircut, you'll spend around $50 dollars for both. With the new tax, add an extra two dollars.
If you buy $1.00 Pepsi from a vending machine once a week, it adds up to an extra 72 cents per month.
Virtually any trip to the DMV will be more expensive. The cost to renew your license will go from $50 to $62.50.
New licence plate was $15 and now will be $25.
All the costs at state parks will go up from camping to golf.
If you fish, you may need a new marine fishing license. It will increase from $19 dollars.
Fish for trout or salmon, now you need a stamp that will cost an extra 10 bucks.
And when it comes time to do your taxes, if you submit on paper, not online, it will cost you an extra $10.
So, for the year, we added up all the things we mentioned above and it will cost $157.46 cents more in 2009.
There 137 new taxes or increased fees. Here are some of the highlights:
No more exemptions from sales tax on clothing and shoes under $110 dollars.
Haircuts, manicures, pedicures, massages, gym memberships will be subject to sales tax (4% state).
Movie tickets, concerts, sporting events, amusement parks, circus tickets, and other entertainment related expenses will be subject to sales tax (4% state).
Taxis, limos, buses, will be subject to sales tax (4% state).
Cable and satellite television will be subject to sales tax (4% state).
Store coupons will now be taxed, the same as manufacturer coupons. For example, if you have a manufacturer coupon, right now, you pay tax on the full amount, although you pay a discounted price. However, if you are at Wegmans and the product you want is cheaper with your Shopper's Club Card, you will now be taxed on the full amount, although you pay a discounted price.
Luxury goods will incur a 5% tax. Cars (over $60,000), jewelry and furs (over $20,000), Boats/yachts (over $200,000) and non-commercial aircrafts (over $500,000).
Sales tax will be charged on downloads of music and movies from the internet.
The tax on beer and wine will increase. Wine would increase from 18.9 cents per gallon to 51 cents per gallon. Beer tax would increase from 11 cents per gallon to 24 cents per gallon.
The tax on rental cars would go from 5% to 6%.
The average vehicle registration fee would go from $44 to $55.
To renew your driver's license (every 8 years) would go from $50 to $62.50.
The fee to reissue license plates would go from $15 to $25.
Establishes new marine fishing licence for $19.
Establishes a trout and salmon stamp for $10- you must have a stamp to fish for trout or salmon.
State parks fees would increase and this varies from park to park. However, the fee for an Empire Passport (unlimited entry to all parks) would increase from $59 to $65. Camping fees would increase from $13 to $15. Weekend Surcharges would go from $3 to $4.
If you are a New York State licensed notary public, barber, cosmetologist, real estate agent, the fee to take you license exam will increase.
The fee on car insurance policies will increase from $5 to $10.
A new 18% tax on soft drinks that are NOT diet.
A nickel deposit is added to beverages in plastic/glass bottles that currently do not have a deposit (like bottled water).
Assembly Minority Leader Jim Tedisco (R) released numbers saying Governor Paterson's 2009-10 Executive Budget will cost the average New York family an extra $3,875.48 annually.