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File #: Int 1677-2017    Version: * Name: Wireless communications surcharge.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Finance
On agenda: 8/9/2017
Enactment date: 8/25/2017 Law number: 2017/139
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to a wireless communications surcharge
Sponsors: Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, (by request of the Mayor)
Council Member Sponsors: 1
Summary: This local law would impose, pursuant to the authorization in New York State Tax Law ยง186-g, a surcharge on wireless communications service. The surcharge would be imposed at a rate of 30 cents per month on each wireless communications device in service during any part of the month. Wireless communications service suppliers would be directed to add the surcharge to the billings of customers beginning on December 1, 2017. The local law would additionally, pursuant to the State Tax Law, impose a surcharge on prepaid wireless communications service at a rate of 30 cents per retail sale. Prepaid wireless communications sellers would be directed to collect this surcharge from customers beginning on December 1, 2017. Finally, the bill would establish that no surcharge may be imposed pursuant to the current Administrative Code provisions governing the wireless communications service surcharge on or after December 1, 2017.
Indexes: Oversight
Attachments: 1. Legislative History Report, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1677, 3. Int. No. 1677, 4. Committee Report 8/8/17, 5. Hearing Testimony 8/8/17, 6. Hearing Transcript 8/8/17, 7. Committee Report 8/9/17, 8. Hearing Transcript 8/9/17, 9. August 9, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 10. Fiscal Impact Statement, 11. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 8-9-17, 12. Int. No. 1677 - (FINAL), 13. Mayor's Letter, 14. Department of Taxation and Finance Letter, 15. Local Law 139, 16. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - August 9, 2017
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Preconsidered Int. No. 1677

 

By Council Member Ferreras-Copeland (by request of the Mayor)

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to a wireless communications surcharge

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

                     Section 1. Section 11-2343 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new subdivision (d) to read as follows:

(d) Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, no surcharge shall be imposed pursuant to this chapter on or after December 1, 2017.

                     § 2. Title 11 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new chapter 23-C to read as follows:

Chapter 23-C

Wireless Communications Surcharge

                     § 11-2351 Surcharge on wireless communications service.

(a) There is hereby imposed within the territorial limits of the city of New York, in accordance with the provisions of section 186-g of the tax law, a surcharge on wireless communications service, as such surcharge is described in paragraph (b) of subdivision 2 of section 186-g of the tax law.

(b) Such surcharge shall be imposed at the rate of thirty cents per month on each wireless communications device in service during any part of the month.

(c) A wireless communications service supplier shall begin to add such surcharge to the billings of its customers on December 1, 2017.

                     § 11-2352 Surcharge on the retail sale of each prepaid wireless communications service.

(a) There is hereby imposed within the territorial limits of the city of New York, in accordance with the provisions of section 186-g of the tax law, a surcharge on prepaid wireless communications service, as such surcharge is described in paragraph (c) of subdivision 2 of section 186-g of the tax law.

(b) Such surcharge shall be imposed at the rate of thirty cents per retail sale.

(c) A prepaid wireless communications seller shall begin to collect such surcharge from its customers on December 1, 2017.

                     § 3. This local law takes effect December 1, 2017.