Governor Cuomo Announces $9.7 Million Delivered to Local Municipalities for Dissolving Duplicative Layers of Government
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that $9.7 million through the Citizen Empowerment Tax Credit has been delivered to 19 local governments across New York where voters approved a village dissolution within their boundaries. An additional three municipalities that completed a village dissolution at the end of 2017 will also begin to receive this annual tax credit benefit.
"I commend these local governments for working together with their communities to increase efficiency and decrease layers of bureaucracy in order to lower costs and tackle property taxes, which are still the most onerous tax in New York," Governor Cuomo said. "We will continue to work with any locality that seeks to explore ways to modernize and streamline their operations in order to deliver tax relief for their residents."