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File #: Res 0370-2004    Version: Name: NYS Wage Tax Credits under the Zones Equivalent Area provisions of the NYS Empire Zones Program.
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Economic Development
On agenda: 5/19/2004
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution in support of the applications of the Applicants 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., Sara M. Gonzalez, Letitia James, Allan W. Jennings, Jr., John C. Liu, Christine C. Quinn, James F. Gennaro
Council Member Sponsors: 7
Attachments: 1. Committee Report 6/3, 2. Committee Report 6/7, 3. Hearing Transcript 6/3, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 6/7
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
6/7/2004AJames Sanders, Jr. City Council Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
6/3/2004*James Sanders, Jr. Committee on Economic Development Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/3/2004AJames Sanders, Jr. Committee on Economic Development Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
6/3/2004*James Sanders, Jr. Committee on Economic Development Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/3/2004*James Sanders, Jr. Committee on Economic Development Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/19/2004*James Sanders, Jr. City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/19/2004*James Sanders, Jr. City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Res. No. 370-A
 
 
Resolution in support of the applications of the Applicants 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 Member Sanders, Jr., James, Gonzalez, Jennings, Liu, Quinn and Gennaro
 
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, B & H Foto & Electronics Corp. Fine Point Technologies, Inc., Bank of Montreal, Eyetech Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and VNU Marketing Information, Inc. ("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 applications of the Applicants 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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