No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

2020 May 6
by bc3b

When the coronavirus pandemic hit New York hard, Governor Andrew Cuomo and other city and state officials pleaded for volunteers from throughout the country to help the state’s residents.

Thousands answered the call. Volunteers came from many states – doctors, nurses and paramedics. A volunteer paramedic who traveled from the Denver area contracted coronavirus and died while helping New Yorkers.

As a thank you Governor Cuomo announced that the State of New York will be charging the volunteers New York State income tax for their earnings, even if salaries for their work in New York are being paid by local entities for which they are employed.

Thousands of health care workers headed Cuomo’s call for help and volunteered to go to New York to help amid the COVID-19 pandemic. New York was hit particularly hard. Now, those that spent more than 14 days in the Empire State will be required to pay state income tax, even if they’re being paid by entities in other states for their work in New York.

He addressed the issues Tuesday at a news conference.

“We’re not in a position to provide any subsidies right now because we have a $13 billion deficit,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. “So there’s a lot of good things I’d like to do, and if we get federal funding, we can do, but it would be irresponsible for me to sit here looking at a $13 billion deficit and say I’m gonna spend more money, when I can’t even pay the essential services.”

Even though the state government asked thousands of people to come to New York from out of state to help fight coronavirus, they will have to pay New York state taxes, even on income they might make from their home states that they’re paid while in New York.

Cuomo said he needs help from Washington in order to cover budget deficits from COVID-19, let alone subsidize state income tax for essential workers that flocked to New York’s aid.

“If we don’t get more money from Washington, we can’t fund schools, right, so at the rate we want to fund them. We are in dire financial need,” he said.

The issue first came up when the temporary hospital in Central Park was being erected by Samaritan’s Purse.

“Our financial comptroller called me,” said Ken Isaacs, a vice president of the organization, “and he said, ‘Do you know that all of you are going to be liable for New York state income tax?’

“I said, ‘What?’” Isaacs continued. “[The comptroller] said, ‘Yeah, there’s a law. If you work in New York State for more than 14 days, you have to pay state income tax.’”

“I didn’t know that,” Isaacs told PIX11 News.

“What we’re even more concerned about than the money,” Isaacs continued, “is the bureaucracy, and the paperwork, and I think that once that’s unleashed…once you start filing that, you have to do that for like a whole year or something.”

Health Care providers came to the assistance of New York and rather than excuse the state income tax requirement, Cuomo is using them as political pawns, hoping to leverage the matter for a federal bailout to cover the state’s deficit. Truly despicable.

A NYC CPA explained further:

Entities from “these other states will have to register in New York,” said Lawrence Spielman, a partner at the accounting firm Spielman, Koenigsberg & Parker, LLP, “and do withholding here in New York.”

Any out-of-state resident who’s come to the Empire State to work on coronavirus relief is subject to the tax after 14 days here.

The ultimate Bronx cheer?

MultiCultClassics: 12988: Giving The Finger To Droga5.

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33 Responses leave one →
  1. 2020 May 6 9:14 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Cuomo likely will to charge tax on the insurance payment of the paramedic who gave his life helping New Yorkers since he died in New York.

  2. 2020 May 7 4:34 am
    drdog09 permalink

    “We’re not in a position to provide any subsidies right now because we have a $13 billion deficit,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. “So there’s a lot of good things I’d like to do, and if we get federal funding, we can do, but it would be irresponsible for me to sit here looking at a $13 billion deficit and say I’m gonna spend more money, when I can’t even pay the essential services.” — NY Guv

    First off its not a subsidy. Work was performed for free. That is the whole concept of ‘volunteer’. If I was an employer here is what I would do:

    * Increase the volunteers gross pay upon returning as a match on the books.
    * Issue a 1099 misc for $0 for the time they were in NY.
    * Declare that time period a family leave situation.

    NY can’t tax what is $0 earnings.

    NYers you ought to be ashamed if you let this slide without creating a ruckus. If you expect people to come to your aid in the future you need to fix this NOW. Otherwise the other States will give you a real Bronx cheer.

  3. 2020 May 7 4:52 am

    1 – Saw that story and honestly I thought all those that rushed to NY to help were stupid. Though this wasn’t the reason I thought that, this is no surprise. And fuck federal aid at this point, CA just took 10billion and is spending some of it to buy masks from a chi-com auto maker, not to mention all the feds are doing is subsidizing a sanctuary state. fk that imho.

  4. 2020 May 7 5:06 am
    bc3b permalink

    Hopefully this coupled with placing coronavirus victims in nursing homes rather than at the Javitz Center, which had plenty of beds, should end any hopes for the presidency Cuomo had. But I am sure the media will protect Cuomo just as it has protected Biden from Tara Reade’s accusations.

  5. 2020 May 7 5:39 am
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  6. 2020 May 7 6:51 am
    bc3b permalink

    Obamas to host commencement special to be carried by all four major networks plus streaming:–abc-news-topstories.html

    The guest list is a leftist’s wet dream:

    Special guests will include LeBron James, Malala Yousafzai, the Jonas Brothers, Yara Shahidi, Bad Bunny, Lena Waithe, Pharrell Williams, Megan Rapinoe, H.E.R. and Ben Platt, and the event is being hosted by XQ Institute, The LeBron James Family Foundation and The Entertainment Industry Foundation.

  7. 2020 May 7 7:46 am
    justrand permalink


    Ventura county will start door to door testing and removing positive people from their homes to quarantine them in a facility.”

    but do NOT worry!!! The “Isolators” that will be be really really “sensitive”:
    They’re also being given “sensitivity” training to be able to respond to the understandable outrage one would feel if ripped from their mom, dad, and kids.

  8. 2020 May 7 8:04 am
    drdog09 permalink


    The swat team in the background would seem to defeat the purpose. Don’t you think?

  9. 2020 May 7 8:16 am

    Leave the state now, before it’s too late . There are many back roads into nevada etc.

  10. 2020 May 7 8:34 am

    btw relating to list from last thread.

    Neiman Marcus Joins JCrew – does prepackaged chapter 11.

    I’ll play outlier and guess that penny’s actually surives without it _for now_, I know they missed a small payment this month (something like 12m if I recall) but I think that was just cash preservation because they had the grace period,so why not use it given all the uncertainty and closed doors at that time, bigger test is in june or july when they have a much larger debt payment due.

    Seems Hertz is topping the warning lists too.

  11. 2020 May 7 8:36 am
    justrand permalink

    drdog, that SWAT team you mentioned is has received “sensitivity training”…thus those being shot will be shot “sensitively”.


  12. 2020 May 7 9:22 am
    bc3b permalink

    JR #8 – Bbbbbut, I thought breaking up families was immoral. Oops, I forgot that only applies to people entering the US illegally.

    You Kalifornians have the government you voted for. 40 years ago California was a sane state.

    Watch for tomorrow’s thread on Kalifornia.

  13. 2020 May 7 9:23 am
    bc3b permalink

    KH #11 –

    With Needless Mark-up and Loud & Tacky going down the tubes, where, oh where, will the elites in gated communities shop. What a tragedy.

  14. 2020 May 7 10:35 am

    IL: No Church for you.
    During a press conference on Wednesday, Pritzker confirmed that churches will be held to the same standards and not be allowed to hold in-person services of more than 50 people until phase five, even if it takes more than a year to get to that position.

    Want to bet that by the fall there is an exception for sort of other events (particularly sporting) that involve 50+ people?

    CA: You will be forcibly removed from your homes and placed into quarantine camp.

    Ventura County has 846,000 people and only 595 total cases since March.
    On Wednesday, Ventura County Health Director Robert Levin announced that the forcible quarantines are underway and will continue.

    On the depression front, looks like another 3.5 million filed in the last week, so what are we at now like 25% ue?

  15. 2020 May 7 10:53 am

    Ballot update on next week’s CA 25 special election.

    Returned ballots
    GOP 48,860
    Dem 38,447
    Indie 21,688
    Don’t hold your breath though I’m sure the harvesting is in full force atm.

  16. 2020 May 7 12:03 pm
    bc3b permalink

  17. 2020 May 7 12:14 pm

    Brandon Van Grack resigned from General Flynn’s case on Thursday, Flynn Case Dropped by Justice Department.

    3.5 years late

    Grack also resigned from other cases he was pressing on behalf of the Dept of Jackals, I presume to keep those cases going by handing off to some new trickster now that’s he’s publicly tainted. If I was a part of any case this prick was involved in on the defense side I’d be looking hard into any and all action said prick had with my case and be looking for ways to exploit it to get my own case(s) overturned. Course he didn’t actually resign from his job yet, sure as fk ain’t gonna give up that pension willingly.

  18. 2020 May 7 1:56 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    “CA: You will be forcibly removed from your homes and placed into quarantine camp.”

    quarantine camp == Ventura County lockup

    They emptied it. Now the want to fill it again???

  19. 2020 May 7 2:00 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    18,19 the summary I saw was a bit more forceful: “Brandon Van Grack was removed from the Flynn prosecution today after it was revealed he lied under oath to Judge Sullivan, covered up evidence, and may have committed other crimes.”

    No link given, though.

  20. 2020 May 7 2:02 pm

    Kalifornicate to re open alcatraz ???

  21. 2020 May 7 2:08 pm
    justrand permalink

    the 2nd Amendment isn’t quite dead in Kalifornia…stay tuned

  22. 2020 May 7 2:27 pm

    Not that personally care but do as it relates to others and economic activity:

    MLB will start a 85 game season in early July, spring training in june, and I assume basically people called to report it sounded like around may 15th. Something even with a * next to the season and states is better than nothing.

    NFL says they’re proceeding with camps headed into the fall season, or maybe it was NHL…fk I can’t remember the report.

  23. 2020 May 7 2:33 pm

    20- I can’t explain the logic, it’s why I had to tune out nearly everything for a week or so, too much Idiocracy the movie level shit going on, still is in some places it seems.

    21- Jim sorry I forgot the link

  24. 2020 May 7 2:55 pm

    Shitty Shit supposedly just released the house intel depos transcripts, is this to deflect from flynn news or bury it within it? I would have though he was going to relent to DNI than he would do so friday at 5pm lol.

  25. 2020 May 7 2:59 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    Schiff apparently is selectively releasing SOME of the transcripts.
    I read that acting Intel head Grenell is threatening a full release.

  26. 2020 May 7 3:10 pm
    justrand permalink

    I just read the entire “Motion to Dismiss With Prejudice” at the link below. It is detailed and DAMNING! Heads MUST roll.

  27. 2020 May 7 3:22 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

  28. 2020 May 7 4:11 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    American cattleman describe the beef ponzi scheme —

  29. 2020 May 7 4:42 pm
    drdog09 permalink

  30. 2020 May 7 4:50 pm

    27 – He was, in fact he was spotted apparently arriving at FBI HQ today supposedly with said documents in toe…in other words they were going to get passed on to investigators regardless of if the little shit released them to public or not.

  31. 2020 May 7 4:51 pm

    28 – That’s what bothers me in all this, heads have never rolls, they’ve only at most left the building momentarily.

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