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New push to reinstate controversial commuter tax

The New York City Council wants to reinstate

The New York City Council wants to reinstate the tax on Long Islanders who commute to the city. (March 5, 2014 12:49 PM)

The New York City Council is pushing to reinstate the controversial commuter tax on Long Islanders who commute to the city.

The tax would raise nearly $1 billion in new revenue starting in 2015.

The tax would require people employed in New York City to pay a .45 percent payroll tax. For someone earning $50,000 a year, the tax would mean $225 more a year on top of state and federal taxes.

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