The New York Shakedown! New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Says Visiting Healthcare Heroes Must Pay NYS Income Taxes
The New york Shakedown is back and this time Cuomo has health care workers in his sights. Health care heroes came from around the country to help fight the coronavirus outbreak in New York.
Now Cuomo and the state of New York say these heroes will have to pay state income taxes.
The taxes would also affect Samaritan’s Purse and other Christian aid organizations. They set up a temporary hospital in Central Park.
We’re not in a position to provide any subsidies right now because we have a $13 billion deficit. So there’s a lot of good things I’d like to do. If we get federal funding, we can do it. But it would be irresponsible for me to sit here looking at a $13 billion deficit and say I’m gonna spend more money.
The issue first arose when Samaritan’s Purse was setting up its emergency field hospital. The charity’s comptroller noticed that NYS law requires anyone working in the state for more than 14 days to pay income tax.