Senator Kemp Hannon
6th District New York
Senator Hannon Announces Job Creation Bill


Incentives Could Create Thousands of New Jobs; U.S. Senate Passes Similar Plan

Senator Kemp Hannon (6th SD) along with members of the Senate Republican Conference announced that legislation to create thousands of new jobs and turn around the state’s economy has been introduced. The jobs plan provides tax credits to businesses that create new jobs, eliminates the state corporate franchise tax for small businesses, and rolls back the personal income tax surcharge that hit small businesses last year.

The jobs bill (S.6959) provides incentives similar to those passed last week by the United States Senate, which also includes a tax credit for businesses that create new jobs. 

“This crucial initiative will put New Yorkers back to work and get the State’s economy back on track,” said Senator Hannon. “New Yorkers need a responsible and effective plan passed, and they need it now,” Hannon continued.

The Senate Republican plan would save a business thousands of dollars for each new job created. The more a business pays a new employee, the greater the tax benefit.  The tax credit would have minimal impact on the state budget because the new jobs would generate revenue for the state, and, if a new employee is hired off unemployment, the credit would be paid for with federal stimulus dollars within the unemployment fund.

       The bill passed by the U.S. Senate provides the tax credit only when an employer hires someone who is unemployed.  The credit in the state Senate Republican plan does not include that restriction, but does provide an additional tax credit if someone is hired off unemployment.

       When combined, the two plans would save employers thousands of dollars for every job they create. For example, under the Senate Republican plan, if a business creates a new job with a salary of $35,000, it would receive a $1,487 tax credit. If the business hires someone off
unemployment, it would receive an additional $3,000 credit.

        The federal plan would provide that same business a credit of $1,808 and an additional $1,000 bonus if the employee is retained for the entire year.  When combined, the Republican State Senate and the federal plan would save the business a total of $10,269 over three years for creating that new job.

       The centerpiece of the state Senate Republican job creation plan would reward businesses with a three-year tax credit, averaging between $2,500 and $5,000 for every new job created. It would also eliminate taxes for small businesses and manufacturers with 50 or fewer employees or less than $2 million in net income that pay the state corporate franchise tax, and roll back the income tax surcharge placed on them last year by Democrats in the budget.  It also places a moratorium on new taxes, fees and regulations on businesses.

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