Metropolitan Commuter Transportation Mobility Tax – Final Reminder
By Pablo Garciga, Tax Manager
This is a reminder that the first payment of the new Metropolitan Commuter Transportation Mobility Tax is due Monday, November 2, 2009. The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance has contacted more than 700,000 employers and self-employed individuals doing business in the Metropolitan Commuter Transportation District who may be required to pay this new tax. The District encompasses the five boroughs of New York City and the Counties of Dutchess, Nassau, Putnam, Orange, Rockland, Suffolk and Westchester.
The tax applies to:
- Employers who are required to withhold New York State income tax from wages and who have payroll expenses exceeding $2,500 in any calendar quarter. The tax is retroactive to March 1, 2009 for employers.
- Self-employed individuals who have net earnings in the District that exceed $10,000 for the tax year. The tax is retroactive to January 1, 2009 for self-employed individuals.