Cuomo: Pay your taxes or lose your driver’s license

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP )-– The Cuomo administration is proposing new measures to press people to pay their taxes, including lowering the threshold of debt for suspending someone’s driver’s license.

Tax officials say the suspension program begun in 2013 has been “enormously successful,” generating $125 million in collections so far from nearly 14,000 delinquent taxpayers.

They estimate that lowering the threshold would affect another 11,000 delinquent taxpayers and bring in $9 million more in revenue in the coming year and $3 million annually after that.

They also propose recovering about $80 million of “inappropriately claimed” property tax exemptions under the state’s STAR program. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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