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State tax extension for furloughed workers

Posted at 11:51 PM, Feb 01, 2019

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Federal employees who were affected by January's 35 day government shutdown will have extra time to pay their New York State taxes.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the 90-day extension Friday afternoon.

"While the federal administration played politics with the livelihoods of thousands of workers, the State of New York is once again stepping up to help working families," Governor Cuomo said."Many New Yorkers have state and local tax bills or installment payments due in the first few months of the year, and the actions we are taking today will provide badly needed relief for federal employees who were forced to miss paychecks because of the federal shutdown. We will always stand with the hardworking women and men of this state and continue to do everything in our power to fight back against Washington's attack on our people."

Gov. Cuomo also authorized local governments to extend local property tax deadlines for furloughed federal employees and their spouses or domestic partners.

January's shutdown was the longest in U.S. history. Approximately 800,000 federal workers went without pay during that time.