A recent Long Island Business News article focused on New York State’s aggressive enforcement of its driver license suspension program. The program allows the state to suspend a New York State driver’s license if the driver owes $10,000 or more in tax, penalty, and interest and there is no collection resolution in place.
A first round of 16,000 suspension notices went out in August 2013 with many more since then, forcing people to come forward and try to resolve their issues or risk losing their license. The program has been so successful that the state has recovered more than $420 million in taxes to date. [Read more…]