Ogdensburg mayor calls for tax relief legislation, credits Gov. Cuomo's efforts
Friday, December 13, 2013 - 3:03 pm

OGDENSBURG – Ogdensburg Mayor William Nelson is calling for tax relief legislation following acceptance of the State Tax Relief Commission’s final report.

On Dec. 10, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that he accepted the final report of the Tax Relief Commission from its co-chairs, former Governor George Pataki and Chairman of the State University of New York Board of Trustees and former State Comptroller H. Carl McCall.

Mayor Nelson credited Cuomo for his efforts to reduce state taxes.

“In the last few years, state government has enacted a variety of measures that have helped reduce the tax burden on New Yorkers, but we must continue that progress in order to achieve real, lasting relief,” he said. “Governor Cuomo's Tax Relief Commission has delivered some exciting new recommendations to alleviate the weight of corporate and property taxes for our residents and businesses, and I urge the state legislature to move to implement them next year.”

Nelson said smaller cities, towns and villages have struggled in the past few years.

“Communities like Ogdensburg benefit from this fiscally responsible approach to government, and I thank Governor Cuomo for continuing to reduce taxes in New York.”

The proposals of the Tax Relief Commission include recommendations for real property tax relief, estate tax reform, corporate tax reform, manufacturers’ real property tax credit, rate reduction for Upstate manufacturers, and other tax relief measures.

The final report can be accessed here: http://www.governor.ny.gov/assets/documents/commission_report.pdf.