More Families May Be Eligible for the Child Care Credit/Dependency Exemption

More Families May Be Eligible for the Child Care Credit/Dependency Exemption

BY PHIL GOLDSTEIN Managing Partner, Goldstein, Lieberman and Co. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) made significant changes to the child credit. This credit is generally available to taxpayers with children under the age of 17, but the new law adds a new (smaller) credit for other dependents. Here are the details. Old Rules – Under […]

Lowdown on Village of Haverstraw’s Sept. 4th Board Meeting

BY MICHAEL CAHILL The Village of Haverstraw Trustees met Tuesday evening for a special post-Labor Day meeting to discuss several items and vote on a new law governing landlords collection of rent from illegal housing units. During the first public comment section of the meeting asked Mayor Michael Kohut was asked for an update regarding […]

New Drug Law on Bath Salts and Synthetic Drugs

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday, August 7 a new regulation making it illegal to sell or possess bath salts or other synthetic drugs. The new regulation, issued by the New York State Department of Health (DOH) and approved by the Public Health and Health Planning Council, will expand the list of prohibited drugs and chemicals […]

Gov. Cuomo Signs Senator Ball’s Puppy Mill Bill into Law

Gov. Cuomo Signs Senator Ball’s Puppy Mill Bill into Law

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation: S7268A, also known as “Charlemagne’s Law,” into law. The legislation, sponsored by Senator Greg Ball (R,C-Patterson), will improve the health and quality of life of animals by providing duly licensed pet dealers with updated standards of care. In May, Senator Greg Ball enlisted the support of his Animal Advisory […]

Tag-Team Against Cheap Smokes

Anti-tobacco & big tobacco team up to deny inexpensive, roll-your-own cigarettes to consumers The lawmakers of America have done as both big tobacco and anti-tobacco (talk about strange bedfellows) demanded and banned citizens from purchasing machine-rolled tobacco cartons. The Tobacco Outlet(s) in Nanuet and West Haverstraw, as well as others in Rockland County, will no […]

Timelines: July 5, 2012

Rockland County Launches Travel & Entertainment Guide Rockland County Tourism & Local Development’s launched its first ever 2012 Travel & Entertainment Guide. This 50-page guide includes listings of Rockland’s tourist attractions, including parks, hotels, historic sites, theaters, arts organizations, farmers’ markets, restaurants and more. As part of this effort, Rockland Tourism & Local Development is […]