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File #: Res 0296-2004    Version: Name: NYS Wage Tax Credits under the Zone Equivalent Areas Provisions of the NYS Empire Zone Program.
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Economic Development
On agenda: 4/21/2004
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution in support of thirteen applications for certification of eligibility to apply for New York State Wage Tax Credits under the Zone Equivalent Area provisions of the New York State Empire Zones Program.
Sponsors: James Sanders, Jr., Charles Barron, James F. Gennaro, Letitia James, John C. Liu
Council Member Sponsors: 5
Attachments: 1. Committee Report 4/23, 2. Committee Report 5/4, 3. Hearing Transcript 4/23, 4. Hearing Transcript 5/4, 5. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 5/5
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
5/5/2004AJames Sanders, Jr. City Council Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
5/4/2004*James Sanders, Jr. Committee on Economic Development Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/4/2004AJames Sanders, Jr. Committee on Economic Development Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
5/4/2004*James Sanders, Jr. Committee on Economic Development Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/4/2004*James Sanders, Jr. Committee on Economic Development Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/23/2004*James Sanders, Jr. Committee on Small Business Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/23/2004*James Sanders, Jr. Committee on Small Business Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/23/2004*James Sanders, Jr. Committee on Economic Development Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/23/2004*James Sanders, Jr. Committee on Economic Development Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/21/2004*James Sanders, Jr. City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/21/2004*James Sanders, Jr. City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Res. No. 296-A

 

Resolution in support of thirteen applications for certification of eligibility to apply for New York State Wage Tax Credits under the Zone Equivalent Area provisions of the New York State Empire Zones Program.  

 

By Council Members Sanders, Barron, Gennaro, James and Liu

 

Whereas, The New York State Empire Zones Program contains provisions that apply to Zone Equivalent Areas (ZEAs), which are areas that, although not within the boundaries of Empire Zones, are nonetheless characterized by high unemployment and poverty rates; and

Whereas, The Empire Zones Program provides that businesses located in ZEAs or which relocate to ZEAs may become eligible to receive New York State Wage Tax Credits if they receive certification from the New York State Department of Economic Development (DED) and also meet the requirements of the New York State Department of Finance to receive the New York State Wage Tax Credit; and

Whereas, The Empire Zones Program requires that businesses which seek State Wage Tax Credits must either project job creation within a ZEA, or, if job creation is unlikely, must state in writing how certification will result in maintaining employment in the firm within a ZEA; and 

Whereas, Bowles Corporate Services, Inc.; Premier & Companies Inc.; Winged Keep Group Inc.; Nederlander Productions; Molod Spitz & DeSantis, P.C.; Stern and Montana, LLP; Gumley-Haft, LLC; Yahoo! Inc.; The Adstore, Inc.; Google Inc.; The Sockyard Co., Inc.; Landesbank Baden Wurttemberg; and Pinnacle Associates LTD (the Applicants) each desire to be certified to receive New York State Wage Tax Credits under the ZEA provision of the Empires Zones Program; and

Whereas, Under the Empire Zones Program, application for certification by DED to become eligible to receive New York State Wage Tax Credits under the ZEA provisions of the Empire Zones Program requires approval by the governing body of the local municipality within which the business has relocated of the businesses’ intent to apply for certification by DED; and

Whereas, The Applicants have requested that the Council of the City of New York adopt a resolution in support of their applications to DED for certification of eligibility to receive New York State Wage Tax Credits under the ZEA provisions of the New York State Empire Zones Program; and

Whereas, The creation or retention of jobs within ZEAs, as required in order to qualify for the New York State Wage Tax Credits sought by the Applicants, will contribute to the economic development of the distressed areas where the Applicants are located; now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Council of the City of New York supports the thirteen applications for certification of eligibility to apply for New York State Wage Tax Credits under the Zone Equivalent Area provisions of the New York State Empire Zones Program.

 

 

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