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The Brian Lehrer Show

Are Property Taxes Making Your Rent Too High?

Monday, June 16, 2014

New York City's complicated system taxes rental buildings at a higher rate than co-ops and condos. Jessica Gould explains a lawsuit brought by two renters who say that the system is discriminatory and talks about how the different rates might be discouraging

 

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Transportation Nation

Jersey City Sues the Port Authority

Friday, May 23, 2014

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Jersey City says the Port Authority is getting a sweetheart tax deal — and it's going to court to collect.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Did You File Your Taxes?

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

It's Tax Day. Have you filed yet? How honest were you? Caitlin Kenney, reporter and producer at NPR's Planet Money, talks about how tax collectors in the Philippines, Italy and the UK encourage people to file, and how it's done in the US.

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WNYC News

Backed by Dems, Christie Pushes For Property Tax Relief

Monday, April 14, 2014

Some warn if the cap isn't renewed, services will be cut.

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Life of the Law

People and Their Taxes

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

It’s April and that means two things: spring and tax time! The US tax system is really, really complicated. Every time you do your taxes, you’re answering to multiple jurisdictions –– and all their laws about what you owe for what, and why.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Non-Traditional Tax Questions

Friday, April 04, 2014

With April 15th approaching, Shelly Goch, CPA with Adeptus Partners LLC, specializes in taxes for non-traditional families -- gay marriages, non-married partners, plus artists and foreign nationals working in NYC.

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WNYC News

NY Lawmakers Reach Budget Deal with Pre-K Funds for NYC

Saturday, March 29, 2014

The budget includes a multi-step plan that could reduce property taxes, $340 million dollars for schools to expand pre-K programs, and a limited test program for public campaign financing.

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WNYC News

Cuomo's Tax Plan To Go Under Microscope in Albany

Monday, February 10, 2014

The Governor's promise to cut and freeze some taxes will get some scrutiny during budget hearings in Albany on Monday

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WNYC News

Tax Relief for Businesses and Homeowners in Cuomo's Sights

Monday, January 06, 2014

The governor is seeking to cut or freeze taxes for many New Yorkers.

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The Takeaway

The Costs of Climate Change

Monday, January 06, 2014

Taxes sounded worse than environmental catastrophe in the politics of 2010, but ironically one of the more persuasive arguments that climate change is real—persuasive especially to anti-tax conservatives—is how changing, unpredictable and severe weather is increasingly exacting a tax on all aspects of life in America. Gary Yohe, professor of Economics and Environmental Studies at Wesleyan University, explores the hidden costs of climate change.

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WNYC News

Silver Non-Committal on Tax Commission Plan

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, a Democrat, said he's encouraged by one of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's tax commission proposals — to enact a circuit-breaker mechanism limiting the amount of property taxes paid by lower income New Yorkers. But he said he doesn't want to sacrifice money for schools in order to pay for tax cuts.

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WNYC News

Study: Tax Breaks Don't Lead to New Jobs

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Many corporations are given tax breaks by the state to spur hiring, but a new study reveals those breaks basically redistribute wealth upward...without actually increasing jobs.

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WNYC News

Cuomo's Tax Commission Report Delayed

Monday, December 09, 2013

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's commission to study tax cuts missed the deadline to report its findings by Dec. 6, after controversy over former Gov. George Pataki’s desire to cut income taxes for all wage earners, including the wealthy. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

George Pataki on High Speed Rails, Taxes

Monday, November 11, 2013

George Pataki, former governor of New York ( R ), discusses the state panel on taxes he's co-chairing, as well as his lobbying efforts, along with the former governors of NJ and PA, for high-speed rail service between NYC and DC.

Then Ken Lovett, Albany bureau chief for The Daily News, follows up on that and other news from the state capitol.

 

 

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WNYC News

Cuomo Says State Can Afford Tax Cuts

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Governor Cuomo says he thinks the state can afford a tax cut next year, despite a projected $1 billion budget gap.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

An Alternate Kennedy History; NJ Property Taxes; Henry Louis Gates

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

This year is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. In his new book, Jeff Greenfield considers an alternate history of the Cold War if Kennedy had lived, and news of the day. Plus: Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates stops by to talk about this new PBS series, “The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross”, and how history can inform our understanding of current events. And reporter Matt Katz discusses New Jersey property taxes as part of our “30 Issues in 30 Days” election series.

The Takeaway

Why Americans Abroad are Giving Up U.S. Citizenship

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act requires all financial institutions around the world to report to the IRS the earnings and assets of U.S. citizens living abroad in an effort to crack down on tax evasion. But complying with the law is long, complicated, and expensive—and as a result, more Americans abroad are relinquishing their U.S. citizenship. Ruth Freeborn, an American living in Canada, and Jackie Bugnion, tax team director at American Citizens Abroad, explain why.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues: Funding Pre-K

Thursday, September 26, 2013

It's Education Week on the Brian Lehrer Show's election series "30 Issues in 30 Days." See the full 30 Issues schedule and archive here.

NYC Mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio says he will tax the wealthy to pay for expanded pre-K; Joe Lhota opposes the idea. Geoffrey Decker, staff reporter at GothamSchools.org, examines both proposals and the research around the impact of pre-K on education and poverty.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues: Parents and Schools

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

It's Education Week on the Brian Lehrer Show's election series "30 Issues in 30 Days." See the full 30 Issues schedule and archive here.

During the Bloomberg years, many parents felt cut out of the education system, from decisions around school closings to the rise of testing. Will the next mayor's DOE be different? WNYC associate producer covering education Yasmeen Khan, and Beth Fertig, contributing editor for education at WNYC and Schoolbook.org, discuss the differences between the mayoral candidates when it comes to parental involvement in public schools in NYC.

Then: Rob ReichStanford political scientist and co-editor of Education, Justice, and Democracy, discusses why he thinks contributions to the PTA shouldn't necessarily be tax deductible.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

G20 Tries To Crack Down on Tax Cheats

Friday, September 06, 2013

David Cay Johnston, Pulitzer-prize winning journalist, Distinguished Visiting Lecturer at Syracuse University, and author of the new book  The Fine Print: How Big Companies Use "Plain English" and Other Tricks to Rob You Blind discusses the G20's attempt to curb tax avoidance and evasion around the world.

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