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File #: Res 0126-2018    Version: * Name: Authorizing the creation of small business tax-deferred savings accounts. (A.2457)
Type: Resolution Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Small Business
On agenda: 1/31/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution calling upon the New York State Legislature to pass, and the Governor to sign, A.2457, in relation to authorizing the creation of small business tax-deferred savings accounts
Sponsors: Paul A. Vallone, Justin L. Brannan
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Attachments: 1. January 31, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda

Res. No. 126

 

Resolution calling upon the New York State Legislature to pass, and the Governor to sign, A.2457, in relation to authorizing the creation of small business tax-deferred savings accounts

 

By Council Members Vallone and Brannan

 

Whereas, According to the United States Small Business Administration (SBA), small businesses represent over 99 percent of employers in New York State; and

Whereas, Small businesses employ over 50 percent of New York State’s private sector workforce; and

Whereas, According to the United States Census Bureau, New York City itself is home to over 200,000 small businesses; and

Whereas, Small businesses are vital to the health of New York City’s economy; and

Whereas, Even successful small businesses occasionally struggle with cash flow and access to capital, which may prevent them from taking steps to expand their business and create jobs; and

Whereas, In order to incentivize the growth of small businesses and job creation, small businesses in New York should be permitted to open tax-deferred savings accounts; and

Whereas, A.2457, introduced by Assembly Member Charles Lavine and pending in the New York State Assembly, would amend the economic development and tax laws of New York State to permit businesses to open tax-deferred savings accounts; and

Whereas, Under this legislation, small businesses would be permitted to deposit profits into these tax-deferred savings accounts as they saw fit; and

Whereas, However, these businesses would be permitted to withdraw from these accounts on a tax-free basis on the condition that the money withdrawn must be used to create or preserve full time jobs in New York State; and

Whereas, This condition would encourage businesses to withdraw and invest in expansion, which would bring jobs to New York; now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Council of the City of New York calls upon the New York State Legislature to pass, and the Governor to sign, A.2457, in relation to authorizing the creation of small business tax-deferred savings accounts.

PD/JM

LS# 961/Res. 167-2014

LS# 1047

12/29/2017