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Bill would exempt health care workers and first responders from paying state income tax in New York

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Posted at 9:45 AM, Apr 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-09 09:45:11-04

ALBANY, N.Y. (WKBW — Newly introduced legislation would make health care workers and first responders in New York state temporarily exempt from paying state income tax.

The bill, by Senate Deputy Minority Leader Joseph Griffo of Rome, would cover doctors, nurses, EMTs, firefighters, police officers and other emergency and health care workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis.

The tax holiday would cover a four-month period. The bill is similar to legislation recently introduced in Congress calling for a federal tax holiday for these individuals.

The bill needs the approval of the state assembly and senate before it would go before Governor Andrew Cuomo for final approval.