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File #: Res 1995-2013    Version: * Name: Enacting the “education investment tax credit act." (A.1826-B and S.4099-A)
Type: Resolution Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Finance
On agenda: 10/30/2013
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution calling on the New York State Legislature to pass, and the Governor to sign, A.1826-B and S.4099-A, an act to amend the tax law and the education law, in relation to enacting the "education investment tax credit act.”
Sponsors: Peter F. Vallone, Jr., Margaret S. Chin, Daniel J. Halloran III
Council Member Sponsors: 3
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/31/2013*Peter F. Vallone, Jr. City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/30/2013*Peter F. Vallone, Jr. City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/30/2013*Peter F. Vallone, Jr. City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
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Resolution calling on the New York State Legislature to pass, and the Governor to sign, A.1826-B and S.4099-A, an act to amend the tax law and the education law, in relation to enacting the "education investment tax credit act."
 
By Council Members Vallone, Chin and Halloran
      Whereas, At a time when the state is considering ways of reducing the tax burden for New York State residents and educators are seeking an expansion of financial resources, charitable giving for educational purposes should be encouraged; and
      Whereas, Permitting public education entities, such as school districts, individual public schools and not-for-profit organizations that promote the arts, civics, and pre-kindergarten instruction, to accept and receive voluntary cash contributions will lessen the need for additional tax revenue, thereby encouraging voluntary support for education without prejudice for or against any state-sponsored educational enterprise; and
      Whereas, Currently, charitable donations to scholarship organizations and public schools are allowed a tax deduction, which reduces a taxpayer's taxable income, rather than a tax credit, which can directly reduce a taxpayer's tax liability; and
      Whereas, On January 9, 2013, New York State Assembly member Michael Cusick (D-Staten Island), introduced A.1826-B, an act to amend the tax law and the education law, in relation to enacting the "education investment tax credit act"; and
      Whereas, On March 8, 2013, New York State Senator Martin Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), introduced similar legislation, S.4099-A; and
      Whereas, A.1826-B and S.4099-A (hereinafter collectively referred to as "the legislation") would provide incentives in the form of a tax credit against an individual's income and corporate franchise tax liability for donations to public education entities, local education funds, educational scholarship organizations, and home-based instructional materials; and
      Whereas, The legislation also provides tax credits for certain expenses incurred by qualified educators who purchase materials and supplies for classroom use; and
      Whereas, According to the legislation's Memo In Support, allowing a tax credit for charitable donations to scholarship organization and public schools, rather than a tax deduction, would increase private sector support for the education of children in all schools; and
      Whereas, Additionally, by permitting school personnel to claim a credit for the purchase of classroom instructional materials and supplies, the legislation promotes the state's interest in providing the highest quality education to all children in the state, and will ensure a wider availability of such materials and supplies for all students; and
      Whereas, According to the legislation's Memo In Support, the legislation has the potential to generate $333 million in voluntary contributions to support kindergarten through twelfth grade education in New York State;  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.1826-B and S.4099-A, an act to amend the tax law and the education law, in relation to enacting the "education investment tax credit act."
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