tax credits http://wrvo.org en New organization's goal is to Solarize Syracuse http://wrvo.org/post/new-organizations-goal-solarize-syracuse <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There’s a movement afoot in the Syracuse area to get more people to install solar energy technology in their home or business.</span></p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:30:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 59567 at http://wrvo.org New organization's goal is to Solarize Syracuse DiNapoli urges New Yorkers to take advantage of state college saving plans http://wrvo.org/post/dinapoli-urges-new-yorkers-take-advantage-state-college-saving-plans <p></p><p>State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli is urging New Yorkers to invest in a 529 College Saving Program, which helps families save money for college tuition. DiNapoli says parents, grandparents and others can open an account for a child, and receive tax credits of up to $10,000 annually for their contributions.</p><p>More than 800,000 529 College Saving Program accounts have been set up in New York, but DiNapoli says many more could take advantage of the program.</p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Gino Geruntino 56772 at http://wrvo.org DiNapoli urges New Yorkers to take advantage of state college saving plans Hanna introduces bill offering tax breaks for emergency responders http://wrvo.org/post/hanna-introduces-bill-offering-tax-breaks-emergency-responders <p>When Mahlon Irish became a Homer volunteer firefighter in 1974, it was common for 60 people to head out to a fire. Now, it can be difficult to get the 12 firefighters national standards call for to a working blaze. The decline in the number of volunteers through the years is blamed on many things -- from extensive training required to changing family dynamics. But the expense of being a volunteer is also an issue, says Irish, using the cost of gasoline as an example.<br> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 11:59:26 +0000 Ellen Abbott 41316 at http://wrvo.org Hanna introduces bill offering tax breaks for emergency responders Developers stress urgency in revival of Watertown Woolworth building http://wrvo.org/post/developers-stress-urgency-revival-watertown-woolworth-building <p>After founding his first stores elsewhere, Jefferson County’s Frank Winfield Woolworth bought the building in Watertown where he got his start in the dry goods business, intending to raze it and build one of his own stores. Woolworth died before he could see it, but his company realized his plan and the building’s a central part of the early history of the five-and-dime chain. After years of vacancy, two developers have plans to revive the landmark.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 09:38:00 +0000 Joanna Richards 35869 at http://wrvo.org Developers stress urgency in revival of Watertown Woolworth building State budget includes more tax credits for film industry http://wrvo.org/post/state-budget-includes-more-tax-credits-film-industry <p>The state budget includes a provision aimed at boosting the film industry in upstate New York. The new tax credit creates a two-tiered system that includes a 10 percent credit for productions using particular upstate locations. Thu, 28 Mar 2013 20:27:28 +0000 Kate O'Connell 35445 at http://wrvo.org A new plan to bring back the Hotel Syracuse http://wrvo.org/post/new-plan-bring-back-hotel-syracuse <p>Sen. Charles Schumer is bringing his influence to the latest plan to revive the Hotel Syracuse.&nbsp; The Democrat senator believes a federal tax credit program would help draw investors that would be willing to spend the millions it would take to restore the Warren Street historic landmark. Wed, 20 Mar 2013 07:22:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 34982 at http://wrvo.org A new plan to bring back the Hotel Syracuse GOP pushes middle class tax breaks http://wrvo.org/post/gop-pushes-middle-class-tax-breaks <p>New York Senate Republicans are pushing for middle class tax breaks in the new state budget, including a return to the New York State School Tax Relief Program property tax rebate checks curtailed in 2009.<br>&nbsp; Tue, 05 Mar 2013 20:10:14 +0000 Karen DeWitt 34273 at http://wrvo.org Research credit extension could be a double-edged sword http://wrvo.org/post/research-credit-extension-could-be-double-edged-sword <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Tuesday’s fiscal cliff package included extensions to a range of business-related tax credits, including one aimed at supporting research and development. Although Rochester, Buffalo and Syracuse have some of the most active R &amp; D economies in the country, experts say the deal could be a double-edged sword for upstate New York. Fri, 04 Jan 2013 20:16:23 +0000 Kate O'Connell 31395 at http://wrvo.org Tax season may bring changes and surprises next year http://wrvo.org/post/tax-season-may-bring-changes-and-surprises-next-year <p>There could be some surprises for taxpayers in 2013. Many of them may find themselves with a bigger tax bill next year. Thu, 27 Dec 2012 16:06:25 +0000 Ellen Abbott 31093 at http://wrvo.org Tax season may bring changes and surprises next year Nearing fiscal cliff, wind industry waits http://wrvo.org/post/nearing-fiscal-cliff-wind-industry-waits <p>For wind energy producers, the looming expiration date for the production tax credits, or PTCs, is getting even closer.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 26 Dec 2012 14:50:41 +0000 Sarah Harris 31039 at http://wrvo.org Nearing fiscal cliff, wind industry waits