Bill would end NY sales tax for flood victims

By Associated Press

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A new legislative bill would exempt New York flood victims from state sales tax for their moving expenses and
for purchases that replace clothing, appliances and other items.

The proposal by two upstate lawmakers - Assemblyman James
Tedisco and Senator Hugh Farley - would cover the sales tax on storage, furniture and other purchases large and small necessitated by the flooding damage caused by from tropical storms Irene and Lee.

Flood victims would be reimbursed for disaster purchases through a tax credit as long as they have receipts.

The bill could be taken up in January or earlier if the Legislature calls a special session this fall.

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