State leaders confirmed on Wednesday that New York will not waive taxes on a portion of unemployment benefits.
The federal government has promised to do so for the first $10,200 on unemployment benefits received in 2020.
The state has opted to not extend that benefit on state taxes.
“Those benefits have been subject to state tax for decades,” state Budget Director Robert Mujica said. “So those have not changed.”Want the latest headlines in your inbox each morning? Click here to sign up for our Morning Edition and Sunday Insight newsletters. They are dedicated to keeping you in the know. You can also download the FingerLakes1.com App for Android (All Android Devices) or iOS (iPhone, iPad)