NY Suspense Drivers License of Delinquent Taxpayers
Posted on September 8th, 2013 in Uncategorized

Over that last few years most state governments have seen lower tax revenues due to both a downturn in the economy and people simply not voluntarily submitting tax returns and not paying their taxes.  While state governments cannot control the national economy, they can go after the delinquent taxpayers.

To this end, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a new program that will suspend the driver’s licenses of tax payers owing more than $10,000 in New York State taxes.  According to an article at the state expects to send out 16,000 suspension notices in October and increase tax revenue by roughly $26 million in the first year.

Surprisingly, New York is not the first state to implement such a program.  Other states including California, Massachusetts and Louisiana already have similar programs.  The State of Louisiana will go after a delinquent tax payer’s driver’s license, business license and  hunting / fishing license for owing as little as $1,000.


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