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Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Rules

The purpose of this rule amendment is to require that real property transfer tax returns be filed electronically, as well as in paper form, for transfers of real property located in Staten Island, pursuant to Section 11-2105 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York.  This amended rule represents an extension of our current electronic filing requirement policy for other counties within the City of New York to include returns relating to transfers of real property located Richmond County. 

Matter underlined is new. 

Matter in [brackets] is to be deleted.  

“Will” 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.

Effective Date: 
Wed, 12/13/2017

Proposed Rules: Open to Comments

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Comment By: 
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Proposed Rules Content: 

The use of sealed shipping containers for the transportation of goods has led to a global transformation of maritime shipping operations. The efficiency and security afforded by sealed shipping containers has remained an important factor in choice of seaports and the availability of container servicing facilities and jobs. Access to the port facilities is a major determinant of the sustainable growth and development of port regions and the roadway transportation systems leading to the ports must be adequate to accommodate the container loads.
Trucks hauling sealed shipping containers from New Jersey across the Goethals Bridge to the Howland Hook Global Container Terminal (GCT) in Staten Island require a route that can safely accommodate this sealed shipping container cargo without adversely impacting roadways and neighborhoods that are not designed for this cargo. The Howland Hook GCT supports approximately 300 well-paid jobs, moves 150,000 containers each year, and is the City and State’s largest international cargo gateway.
Due to roadway design and geometric constraints, existing New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) regulations prohibit trucks weighing more than 80,000 pounds and trucks that are longer than 55 feet in total length from using portions of certain highways, except when they receive appropriate permit(s). The current regulations put the Howland Hook GCT and the greater New York City area at a disadvantage when competing against other seaports in the area for maritime-based jobs and economic activity even as investments in modern crane lifts and container handling equipment are being made, and channel dredging for improved access to the port is underway. The proposed rule would support the growth of maritime cargo jobs in New York City.

The proposed rule would expand the transportation network through designated routes in Staten Island to permit trucks hauling sealed shipping containers to operate safely and legally on New York City streets. It would:
 Provide a clearly defined, safe route for drivers to haul sealed containers to and from Howland Hook GCT, exclusively using specified highways and streets; and
 Permit trucks that are up to 73-1/2 feet in length that are carrying sealed shipping containers to weigh up to 90,000 pounds to utilize the specified route.

DOT’s rules would not be affected by these proposed amendments with respect to the existing prohibition on trucks with overweight and oversized trailers from being operated on any non-
designated highway or street in New York City, such as destinations off the designated routes in Staten Island. Moreover, loads transported across streets and structures not regulated by New York City may still require additional authorization.
The Department of Transportation’s authority for these rules is found in section 2903(a) of the New York City Charter and sections 385 and 1642 of the New York State Vehicle & Traffic Law.

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Location: 
55 Water Street, Bid Room, Concourse Level Bid Room is located on the SE corner of 55 Water St facing the NYC Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza
New York, NY 10041
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Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Proposed Rules Content: 

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rules

The purpose of this rule amendment is to require that real property transfer tax returns be filed electronically, as well as in paper form, for transfers of real property located in Staten Island, pursuant to Section 11-2105 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York.  This amended rule represents an extension of our current electronic filing requirement policy for other counties within the City of New York to include returns relating to transfers of real property located Richmond County. 

Matter underlined is new. 

Matter in [brackets] is to be deleted. 

“Will” 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.  Subdivision (c) of section 23-09 of Chapter 23 of Title 19 of the Rules of the City of New York is amended to read as follows:

(c) The Register shall accept a return offered for filing provided the paper return is signed under oath by the grantor or his agent or by the grantee or his agent, unless it appears that the return is insufficient on its face, as where the return shows that the amount of the consideration paid or required to be paid without deductions is less than the amount of mortgages or other liens or encumbrances. If either the grantor or grantee has failed to sign the paper return, it shall be accepted as a return, but the party who has failed to sign the paper return or to file and sign a separate paper return shall be subject to the penalties applicable to a person who has failed to file a return and the period of limitations for assessment of tax or of additional tax shall not apply to such party. The Register is also authorized to reject a return that states that there was no consideration for the deed unless there is attached to such return a statement setting forth the grounds upon which it is claimed that there was no consideration. The acceptance by the Register of a return for filing shall in no way indicate the propriety or correctness of the return. The issuance of a confirmation by the Commissioner of Finance upon receipt of an electronic return shall in no way indicate the propriety or correctness of the electronic return and is not evidence of a completed return nor evidence that the paper return has been completed, filed or received by the Department of Finance. If a return or affidavit required by the law is not filed or if a return or affidavit when filed is incorrect or insufficient on its face the Commissioner of Finance shall take the necessary steps to enforce the filing of such a return or affidavit or of a corrected return or affidavit. The Commissioner of Finance may require amended returns to be filed within twenty days after notice and to contain the information specified in the notice.

Subject: 

.Required Electronic Filing of Staten Island RPTT Returns

Location: 
NYC Department of Finance, Legal Affairs Division
345 Adams Street, 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Contact: 

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