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Top New York Labor Leader Moves To Long Island, Saves $30,000 in City Income Taxes
New York Sun ^ | March 20, 2012 | Ira Stoll

Posted on 03/20/2012 8:58:56 AM PDT by OddLane

One of America’s most powerful labor leaders, teachers union president Randi Weingarten, has quietly moved out of New York City, a decision that saved her from paying more than $30,000 in city income taxes that she would have owed if she had stayed.

Discussion of people fleeing New York City in part because of high income tax rates has mostly focused on high-powered conservative commentators and billionaire hedge-fund managers. Glenn Beck moved to Dallas, and Rush Limbaugh sold his New York apartment and announced he was vacating the city. An article in last week’s New Yorker discussed the case of hedge fund manager Julian Robertson, who went to court to prove he was not in New York City for more than the 183 days that is the threshold for tax purposes.

No one, until now, has mentioned the president of the American Federation of Teachers, Ms. Weingarten, in that group. But sure enough, her biography on the AFT Web site states, “Weingarten now resides on Long Island and in Washington, D.C.”

Such a move would have been well timed for saving on taxes.

(Excerpt) Read more at nysun.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; US: New York
KEYWORDS: newyorksun; randiweingarten; taxes

1 posted on 03/20/2012 8:59:09 AM PDT by OddLane
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To: OddLane

Apparently her fair share was somewhat less than others. Just ask her.


2 posted on 03/20/2012 9:02:27 AM PDT by henkster (Andrew Breitbart would not have apologized.)
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To: OddLane

do as I say, not as I do.
I’m a limosine liberal
and I know whats best,
for you


3 posted on 03/20/2012 9:03:59 AM PDT by tm61 (somewhere in chicago, a ward is missing it's crook)
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To: OddLane

Don’t you get it? It’s OK if libs move or relocate in order to avoid taxes. But the rest of us need to pay ever higher taxes to promote their progressive agendas.


4 posted on 03/20/2012 9:04:24 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: OddLane

Since she’s stiffing the government (according to liberals) she has lifted herself up to become part of the 1%.


5 posted on 03/20/2012 9:04:35 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Democrats love direct democracy until it's time to vote on something. Then they scream for a judge)
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To: OddLane

I don’t blame anyone for saving money by voting with their feet. What I find reprehensible is where such people then agitate to make it difficult or impossible for any of their fellow citizens to do the same.

This extends to corporate tax policy. Apple just stated that they would keep $60 billion of their own money parked outside the US until the US stops taxing it so much. They have every right to do so and indeed are only being prudent based on the rules.

However, all too often union officials are at the head of the line agitating to tax corporations like Apple, while lamenting the lack of new jobs. Such small-minded coveting is one of the reasons we are in continue to dig ourselves into a deeper hole.


6 posted on 03/20/2012 9:06:42 AM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: theBuckwheat

Apple says $60 billion will remain overseas until US tax law changes

By Brendan Sasso and Bernie Becker - 03/19/12 04:24 PM ET

Apple made an aggressive pitch for a corporate tax holiday Monday, stressing that it plans to keep more than $60 billion parked offshore until Congress makes it easier for companies to bring those profits home.

The warning from the nation’s most valuable company came as Apple announced it would pay a dividend to shareholders and buy back stock, moves that will cost about $45 billion over three years. ..

http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/216725-apple-refuses-to-bring-foreign-cash-back-to-the-us-blames-tax-law


7 posted on 03/20/2012 9:07:41 AM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: henkster
Apparently her fair share was somewhat less than others. Just ask her.

All animals are created equal. But some animals are more equal than others.

8 posted on 03/20/2012 9:11:06 AM PDT by Drill Thrawl (Brass, copper, lead. The new precious metals.)
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To: OddLane
In which city does she work? If it is still New York how does she avoid the tax? I don't know about city taxes in New York, but in Ohio the work city takes priority over the city of residence for tax purposes.
9 posted on 03/20/2012 9:19:29 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: KarlInOhio
She used to be the head of the United Federation of Teachers-the New York chapter of the AFT.

When Sandra Feldman died, she became the head of the national organization.

10 posted on 03/20/2012 9:34:10 AM PDT by OddLane (If Lionel Hutz and Guy Smiley had a lovechild together, his name would be "Mitt Romney." -KAJ)
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To: KarlInOhio

New York City income tax is levied only on all income of residents irrespective of source location. Non-residents pay no NYC tax even on work income earned in NYC.

New York State income tax is levied on all work income earned in New York State regardless of residence, and on all work and non-work income of residents earned elsewhere net of foreign tax credit, and all non-work income of residents earned within the state.


11 posted on 03/20/2012 9:35:52 AM PDT by only1percent
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To: OddLane

So? local taxes on your labor are stoopit. i’d do it too.


12 posted on 03/20/2012 9:38:42 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: OddLane

The head of the New York City public school teachers union relocated to the suburbs to avoid taxes?

I thought it was to get a good education for her children.


13 posted on 03/20/2012 10:21:20 AM PDT by Redmen4ever
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To: KarlInOhio

The New York City commuter tax was abolished during the Giuliani administration. It was only .45% instead of 3.65% anyway.


14 posted on 03/20/2012 10:46:39 AM PDT by proxy_user
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To: KarlInOhio
Thankfully I don't work in places that have city income tax. It's bad enough that I'm assessed CA income tax as an ID resident doing contract work in San Diego. My company payroll service tracks the zip code where I perform the work and apportions my state income taxes according to hours worked in a zip code. Neither my CA nor ID zip codes land in cities with city income taxes.
15 posted on 03/20/2012 10:56:40 AM PDT by Myrddin
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To: OddLane
These taxes are not new for New Yorkers.

In 1983, I did a tax leveraged lease deal with the state of New York {Lt. Gov. Mario Cuomo} for multiple millions.

It was tax free income for investor residents of NY City and at that time they saved 15% on the income earned from state, local and city taxes because it involved NY State property, and met all the legal requirements for tax avoidance.

It was a huge transaction, but I sold the deal to three super rich NY liberal investors because they knew that the deal was financially safe, and it was tax free.

They had to be residents of NY City to take full tax advantage and they all were.

They all had a net worth of hundreds of millions, yet loved this deal to save money on NOT paying taxes.

Liberal with your money, conservative with their money.

16 posted on 03/20/2012 11:16:39 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorists savages.)
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To: OddLane

Bump


17 posted on 03/21/2012 6:58:20 AM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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