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State Announces Relief For Workers Affected By Government Shutdown

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The State announced several measures being taken to assist those who may be facing financial burden or other inconveniences due to the recent federal government shutdown.

Governor Cuomo has directed the State Department of Taxation and Finance to waive late payment penalties and suspend collection activities for 90 days after the April 15th income tax return filing deadline for furloughed federal workers.

The Governor also directed the Department of Labor to accelerate and expand assistance for workers seeking unemployment insurance benefits, and also directed the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance to make public assistance benefits available for rent groceries, and utilities for furloughed workers.

Additionally, the Governor signed legislation authorizing local governments to extend the deadlines of local property taxes for federal employees affected by the government shutdown.

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