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Business First, your one-stop shop for all of the statewide economic development programs New York has to offer.

Empire State Development – Central New York State Regional Office – The Central New York Regional Office of Empire State Development will work closely with you to identify and fulfill your business goals. Economic development programs are available to assist in building a new facility, relocating a business, expanding operations and workforce, and entering new markets and international arenas.

Empire State Development – Small Business – Small business represents 98 percent of all business in New York State. Empire State Development’s Division for Small Business is established in New York State Economic Development Law to represent the interests of small businesses and to support the development and expansion of small businesses with under 100 employees.

Excelsior Jobs Program provides job creation and investment incentives to firms in such targeted industries as biotechnology, pharmaceutical, high-tech, clean-technology, green technology, financial services, agriculture and manufacturing. Firms in these industries that create and maintain new jobs or make significant financial investment are eligible to apply for up to four new tax credits.

The Program encourages businesses to expand in and relocate to New York.

Internal Revenue Service Resources – Sign up for tax tips filing session updates.

New York State Tax Calculator – The New York tax calculator is updated for the 2015/16 tax year. This tax calculator performs as a standalone State Tax calculator for New York. It does not take into account federal taxes, medicare deductions, et al.

New York State Wine, Beer, Spirits & Cider – This site was designed for beer, wine, cider, and spirits producers, as well as farmers, industry officials, and tourism experts to provide information on permits, incentives, and ways to start your business, continue your business, and to flourish in New York!

Additional Resources

Corporate Tax Reform – The 2014-15 New York State Budget enacted on March 31, 2014, contains the most significant reform of New York State’s corporate tax system since the 1940s. (Part A of Chapter 59 of the Laws of 2014). The changes are generally effective for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2015.

Estate, Business and Succession Planning for the Family Owned and Closely Held Business in New York

New York State Department of Tax and Finance:

  • Client Alert

    CLIENT ALERT: On April 4, 2016 Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law two pieces of legislation that employers, as well as employees, need to be aware of: (1) A statewide incremental increase in the minimum wage to $15.00 per hour; and (2) Mandated paid family leave (“Paid Leave Act”).

    CLIENT ALERT:  New York snowbirds must carefully plan before changing their residency to Florida as New York just can’t seem to them go.

    CLIENT ALERT:  Business and Business Owner Year-End Tax-Planning Strategies Should be Reviewed in November 2015


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