Albany to Rake in More From New Taxes and Fees Than Announced

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So how many billions will Governor Paterson's proposed additional taxes, surcharges, assessments, and fees net the state government? Several different figures have been reported and released, so here's the tally: The state revenue actions add up to $6.9 billion, which does not include the additional $1.5 billion earned from canceled property-tax rebates. If you're paying attention, that's about $1.7 billion more than the figure put out by the governor's office — which, in anticipation of this morning's onslaught, obviously had an interest in downplaying the numbers. A spokesman for Mr. Paterson said their number is lower, in part, because they did not count tighter tax-compliance regulations, bottle-deposit revenue taken away from the beverage industry, and the removal of certain tax breaks to businesses.