Town Urges Residents to File Protective Claims For MTA Payroll Tax Refunds
The Town of Huntington recently filed a claim to recover MTA payroll tax payments and is urging residents to do the same.
Councilman Mark Mayoka passed a resolution at an Oct. 7 Town Board meeting authorizing the Town Comptroller to file a claim on behalf of the Town to obtain a refund of the MTA payroll tax payments due, and to authorize the town attorney to take all steps otherwise necessary to protect the town’s claim for recovery of any and all town MTA payroll tax payments.
The New York State Supreme Court ruled in August that the State acted unconstitutionally in adopting the MTA payroll tax. Currently under New York State law all claims for tax refunds are subject to a three year statute of limitations. The statute will expire on initial employer 2009 MTA payroll tax payments on Nov. 2.
Mayoka is urging local businesses, school districts, fire departments, first aid squads and non-profit organizations to also file protective claims for MTA Payroll Tax Refunds immediately. Directions for filing either a business or self–employed individual claim with the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance are available here.
There are three options available that you can use to file your protective claim:
- If you have an Online Service account, login and file through your services menu
- You can also complete an electronic form ( In the electronic form: there is an option for both businesses and individuals)
- You can call an automated telephone application (518-485-2392)
Mayoke urged all Long Island employers to file a protective refund claim prior to the Nov. 2 deadline. The deadline for self-employed individuals is April 30.
"In these difficult financial times we all need to protect our wallets," he said.
Zoning Board Hearing: The town zoning board will hold a public hearing on an application from 7-Eleven to build a convenience store at 25A and Littleneck Road in Centerport. The hearing will take place on Oct. 25 at 6 p.m. in Town Hall. PDF agenda attached.
Planning Board: The town planning board will meet on Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Agenda not yet available.
Nightmare on Main Street: This juried art show for students on Oct. 26 is the first of its kind by the Huntington Arts Council. Best in show for each category wins $50 for each senior division (grades 9-12), and junior division (grades 8 and below). This thrilling, dare we say scary special event, will include black light and Saturday hours.