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Op Ed Transportation
March 22, 2018While value capture makes sense in theory, any such arrangement should be tailored to specific projects and circumstances - with the agreement of the City.
February 02, 2018The FY 2019 Executive Budget proposed to allow the MTA to create tax increment financing districts in NYC to raise revenue for capital improvements. Though TIFs can play a useful role, the proposal is flawed.
Blog State Budget
December 13, 2018There is significant revenue potential from the marijuana industry, but research suggests that many months or years of careful planning precede consistent revenues.
Report State Budget
June 20, 2016The impact of a possible recession could be as high as $59 billion, or 18.2 percent of tax revenues over four years.
September 13, 2018NYC Advisory Commission on Property Tax Reform is charged with recommending reforms to make the NYC property tax fairer, simpler, and more transparent. CBC, the Regional Plan Association, and NYU Wagner convened a panel to discuss the current property tax system and the reforms that should be pursued.
Statement State Budget
March 31, 2018The budget gap will be closed using short-term measures instead of restraint in and reform of spending commitments.
Video City Budget
December 06, 2013This panel discusses options to reform and increase the property tax; and the impact of tax levels on residential and business location decisions.
March 18, 2018Strategies to mitigate the federal tax law's threat to New York's competitiveness and New Yorkers' wallets.
Report City Budget
December 06, 2002The CBC prepared this document to clear up a series of common misunderstandings about the budget.
November 14, 2013The State Tax Reform and Fairness Commission contains many smart proposals, including reducing exemptions from the sales tax and reforming business tax incentives.
November 27, 2018CBC makes recommendations for property tax reform to fix problems with transparency and equity of the system.
December 05, 2013The purpose of this report is to describe three options for increasing property tax revenues. The first of these options maintains status quo inequities; in contrast, the other two address some major problems with fairness and efficiency that characterize current policy.
November 26, 2013This letter to the NYS Tax Relief Commission includes cautions about the State's ability to commit to large new property tax relief programs, and recommendations for providing better relief with the $4 billion the State spends on current programs.
March 20, 2013The NYS Enacted FY2014 Budget includes an extension of a personal income tax surcharge that is disappointing and should be reconsidered.
September 12, 2018One of the basic principles of good tax policy is equity: similarly situated taxpayers should have similarly sized tax bills. New York City’s property tax system does not comport with this principle.
Press Release State Budget
March 19, 2018The CBC released a comprehensive report detailing the massive impacts the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will have on the residents and revenues of New York State, as well as the steps needed to address these problems.