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NYS Tax Increases in 2021-2022 Budget

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Recently, New York legislators and Gov. Andrew Cuomo have reached an agreement on New York’s 2021-2022 budget. It reflects tax increases for the “ultra wealthy” and corporations, with the continued implementation of middle-class tax cuts.

Married and Individual Tax Rates

The 2021 tax rate for married filing joint taxpayers is 5.97% for the $43,000-to-$161,550 income bracket and 6.33% for the $161,550-to-$323,200 bracket. The rate climbs from 8.82% to 9.65% for individuals with income over $1,077,550, but not over $5 million, and joint filers with income over $2,155,350, but not over $5 million. Individuals with income between $5 million and $25 million are subject to a new rate of 10.3%, and, for income over $25 million, the new rate is 10.9%.

Corporation Tax Rates

Effective for tax years starting on or after Jan.1, 2021, the state is increasing its corporate franchise tax rate from 6.5% to 7.25%. However, the budget lets stand the current 6.5% tax rate for companies with a business income base of $5 million or less. The increased tax rate expires on Jan. 1, 2024.

The budget restores the capital base tax, which was eliminated in 2021. The tax rate is 0.1875%. Co-ops, manufacturers and small companies are exempt. The budget includes a new “restaurant return-to-work tax credit program” for eligible businesses. (L. 2021, S2509; L. 2021, A3009, effective when passed, or as otherwise stated)

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