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Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

Section 19-203(b) of the Administrative Code of the City of New York allows DOF to provide for penalties for parking violations. The Department’s rule in 19 RCNY § 39-05 (“Rule 39-05”) codifies all fines pertaining to parking violations issued in violation of 34 RCNY §§ 4-08 and 4-10. DOF collects and processes these fines, remitting the fines to the Commissioner.  Currently, the fine for parking in violation of officially posted street cleaning rules as set forth in 34 RCNY § 4-08(d)(1) is $50 in the “Restricted Area,” which is Manhattan from 96th Street and south, between the Hudson and East Rivers. The fine for street cleaning violations outside the Restricted Area is $30. Moving vehicles for alternate side parking allows the Department of Sanitation (“DSNY”) to sweep the streets, keeping neighborhoods healthy, safe and clean. Alternate side parking regulations also free up curb space for other municipal functions that include roadway striping and utility work. There is a need for greater enforcement to clear vehicles from these parking zones in Northern Manhattan and the other four boroughs in New York City to permit efficient and effective street cleaning. Between Fiscal Years (“FY”) 2016 and 2018, 94% of street cleaning parking summonses issued by DSNY were for violations that occurred outside of the Restricted Area and were only issued to vehicles that were preventing street sweeping operations. Over time, the number of street cleaning parking summonses that DSNY issued has increased, from 189,000 in FY 2015 to 323,000 in FY 2019, a 71% increase. Making the fines inside and outside the Restricted Area the same citywide will encourage motorists to move their vehicles out of these zones in Northern Manhattan and the other four boroughs so that DSNY equipment can operate more effectively and efficiently in order to meet its goal of providing clean streets in these neighborhoods for New York City residents and workers.

Effective Date: 
Tue, 01/21/2020

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Proposed Rules Content: 

Local Law 45 of 2019 amended the Administrative Code of the City of New York by adding a new section 11-322.1. This local law created three forms of hardship installment payment agreements for eligible one-to-three family residential property owners and condominium property owners that may be entered into where such a property serves as the primary residence of the property owner. The three forms of hardship installment payment agreements authorized by Local Law 45 of 2019 are: a senior low-income installment agreement, a fixed length income-based installment agreement, and an extenuating circumstances income-based installment agreement. 

Subject: 

Rules Concerning Hardship Installment Payment Agreements

Location: 
Department of Finance Hearing Room
375 Pearl Street 30th Floor
New York, NY 10038
Contact: 

• Website: http://rules.cityofnewyork.us.
• Email: Laroset@finance.nyc.gov.
• Mail: NYC Department of Finance, Legal Affairs Division, 375 Pearl Street, 30th Floor, New York, NY 10038, Attn: Timothy LaRose.
• Fax: NYC Department of Finance, Attn: Timothy LaRose, at (718) 488-2491.
• By speaking: Call Joan Best at (718) 488-2007 to sign up to speak at the hearing, or you can sign up in the hearing room before the hearing
begins on February 27, 2020.

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Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments (View Public Comments Received:2)

Agency:
Comment By: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Proposed Rules Content: 

Chapter 30 of Title 11 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York was recently added by Local Law 2019/157. This local law requires owners of a ground floor or second floor commercial premises to submit detailed lease information to the Department of Finance as well as submit this information in conjunction with the annual income and expense statement required by section 11-208.1 of the Administrative Code. The property owners must provide such information in annual registration statements and, if applicable, supplemental registration statements. This rule sets the filing fee for registration statements.

Subject: 

.Registration Statements for Ground and Second Floor Commercial Premises

Location: 
Department of Finance Hearing Room
375 Pearl Street 30th Floor
New York, NY 10038
Contact: 

• Website: http://rules.cityofnewyork.us.
• Email: laroset@finance.nyc.gov.
• Mail: NYC Department of Finance, Legal AffairsDivision, 375 Pearl Street, 30th Floor, New York, NY 10038, Attn: Timothy LaRose.
• Fax: NYC Department of Finance, Attn: Timothy LaRose, at (718) 488-2491.
• To speak at the hearing: Call Joan Best at (718) 488-2007 in advance, or you can sign up in the hearing room before the hearing begins on February 26, 2020.

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Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

In 2019 multiple offices within the Department of Finance (DOF) moved office locations. The DOF rule will eliminate the outdated addresses for mailings found under certain sections of the rules. Matter underlined is new. Matter in brackets [ ] is to be deleted. “Shall” and “must” denote mandatory requirements and may be used interchangeably in the rules of this department unless otherwise specified or unless the context clearly indicates otherwise. 

Section 1. Paragraph (2) of subdivision (c) of section 16-02 of chapter 16 of title 19 of the rules of the city of New York is amended to read as follows:

(2) A request for a ruling must be submitted [to the Office of Legal Affairs, Department of Finance, 345 Adams Street, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11201] in accordance with the instructions accompanying the prescribed application form. 

Section 2. Subdivision (b) of section 16-06 of chapter 16 of title 19 of the rules of the city of New York is amended to read as follows: (b) Letter rulings may be published and made available to the public. The complete text of a letter ruling may be published, or made available, except that the taxpayer's name, address, identifying numbers and other factual information which may identify the taxpayer will be deleted. Requests for copies of a letter ruling may be made to the Department of Finance, Records Access Officer[, 345 Adams Street, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11201]. Copies will be furnished at a cost of 25 cents per page.

Section 3. Subparagraph (iii) of paragraph (4) of subdivision (h) of section 3-04 of chapter 3 of title 19 of the rules of the city of New York is amended to read as follows:

(iii) A taxpayer may not adjust the entire net income allocation percentage, the alternative entire net income allocation percentage or the asset allocation percentage described in this section or use a different method of allocating its entire net income, alternative entire net income or taxable assets within and without New York City without the written consent of the Commissioner of Finance. A request to adjust the entire net income allocation percentage, the alternative entire net income allocation percentage or the asset allocation percentage or to use a different method of allocation must be made through the Department of Finance, Audit Division, Banking Corporation Tax Unit.[sent to :

Department of Finance

Audit Division

Banking Corporation Tax Unit

345 Adams Street

7th Floor

Brooklyn, NY 11201]

The request must set forth complete information on which the request is made, together with a computation of the amount of tax which would be due under the proposed method. A taxpayer

making a request for an adjustment of any of its allocation percentages, or to use a different method of allocation must compute and pay its tax in accordance with the entire net income allocation percentage, the alternative entire net income allocation percentage and the asset allocation percentage described in this section and it must file its return in accordance with the instructions shown on the return.

Effective Date: 
Sat, 02/15/2020

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

This rule amendment increases the monetary penalties for failure to file income and expense statements set forth in Chapter 33 of Title 19 of the Rules of the City of New York by establishing a higher penalty amount for owners of income-producing property who fail to file a required income and expense statement for three consecutive years .

Effective Date: 
Fri, 07/12/2019

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments (View Public Comments Received:2)

Agency:
Comment By: 
Friday, January 3, 2020
Proposed Rules Content: 

Section 19-203(b) of the Administrative Code of the City of New York allows DOF to provide for penalties for parking violations. The Department’s rule in 19 RCNY § 39-05 (“Rule 39-05”) codifies all fines pertaining to parking violations issued in violation of 34 RCNY §§ 4-08 and 4-10. DOF collects and processes these fines, remitting the fines to the Commissioner. Currently, the fine for parking in violation of officially posted street cleaning rules as set forth in 34 RCNY § 4-08(d)(1) is $50 in the “Restricted Area,” which is Manhattan from 96th Street and south, between the Hudson and East Rivers. The fine for street cleaning violations outside the Restricted Area is $30. There is a need for greater enforcement to clear vehicles from these parking zones in Northern Manhattan and the other four boroughs in New York City to permit efficient and effective street cleaning.  Making the fines inside and outside the Restricted Area the same citywide will encourage motorists to move their vehicles out of these zones in Northern Manhattan and the other four boroughs so that DSNY equipment can operate more effectively and efficiently in order to meet its goal of providing clean streets in these neighborhoods for New York City residents and workers.

Subject: 

.Standardizing Fines for Street Cleaning Parking Violations

Location: 
NYC Department of Finance, Legal Affairs Division
375 Pearl Street
New York, NY 10038
Contact: 

Sign up before the hearing by calling Joan Best at (718) 748-7214, or submit comments through the NYC rules website website: http://rules.cityofnewyork.us. or email comments to loewenbergerj@finance.nyc.gov. or mail comments to NYC Department of Finance, Legal Affairs Division, 375 Pearl Street 30D, New York, NY, 10038, Attn: Jeremy Loewenberger. Also you can fax comments to NYC Department of Finance, Attn. Jeremy Loewenberger at 212-748-6981.

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Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments (View Public Comments Received:1)

Agency:
Comment By: 
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Proposed Rules Content: 

The proposed rules would amend Chapter 52 of Title 19 of the Rules of the City of New York to:

• Establish requirements for eligibility for SCRIE and DRIE benefits based on the applicant’s status and household income,

• Establish criteria for the types of apartments which are eligible for SCRIE and DRIE benefits,

• Establish criteria for the determination of SCRIE and DRIE abatement amounts set forth in Rent Increase Exemption Orders, and,

• Establish an application process, including deadlines.

In addition, the proposed rules would provide definitions for relevant terms in Section 52-01 and move the current Rent Increase Exemption Orders provisions from Section 52-01 to new Sections 52-02 and 52-03.

Subject: 

.Amendments to SCRIE and DRIE Program Rules

Location: 
Department of Finance Hearing Room
59 Maiden Lane 28th Floor
New York, NY 10038
Contact: 

Sign up before the hearing by calling Joan Best at (212) 748-7214, or submit comments through NYC rules website, http://rules.cityofnewyork.us., or email comments to laroset@finance.nyc.gov. or mail comments to NYC Department of Finance, Legal Affairs Division, 375 Pearl Street, 30th Floor, New York, NY 10038, Attn: Timothy LaRose.
You can also fax comments to NYC Department of Finance, Attn: Timothy LaRose, at (718) 488-2491.

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Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

Bail payments wil be added to the list of payments for which an administrative fee cannot be charged.

Effective Date: 
Sun, 11/10/2019

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Monday, November 25, 2019
Proposed Rules Content: 

In 2019 multiple offices within the Department of Finance (DOF) moved office locations. The DOF proposed rule will eliminate the outdated addresses for mailings found under certain sections of the rules.

Subject: 

The Department of Finance will not hold a public hearing on this proposed rule change pursuant to New York City Charter section 1043(e)(iii) on the grounds that a public hearing would serve no public purpose.

Contact: 

• Website. You can submit comments to the Department of Finance through the NYC
rules website: http://rules.cityofnewyork.us.
• Email. You can email written comments to smithcolleen@finance.nyc.gov.
• Mail. You can mail written comments to NYC Department of Finance, Legal Affairs
Division, 375 Pearl Street, 30th Floor, New York, N.Y.10038, Attn: Colleen Smith.
• Fax. You can fax written comments to NYC Department of Finance, Attn: Colleen
Smith, at (212) 748-6982.

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Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

STATEMENT OF BASIS AND PURPOSE

Section 19-203(b) of the Administrative Code of the City of New York authorizes the New York City Department of Finance (“DOF”) to provide for penalties for parking violations.  New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law (“VTL”) section 1111-c authorizes the City of New York to establish a bus lane restriction program in which the fines and penalties for such violations are set by DOF.  DOF’s rule in 19 RCNY section 39-18 (“Rule 39-18”) codifies all fines and penalties pertaining to bus lane restriction violations as set forth in the VTL.

Effective Date: 
Fri, 10/18/2019

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