• Google Plus
  • Facebook
  • Twitter

Former Traffic Court Judge Serving New York and New Jersey

Call right now: 212-691-0175

Former Traffic Court Judge

Begin a free consultation

More than 7,800 drivers' licenses are suspended for back taxes

New York traffic law is taking center stage in the city with the Mayor’s Vision Zero plan, the implementation of several slow zones and more. Even jaywalkers have found themselves receiving tickets more frequently than before. In addition to fines and state surcharges, some traffic violations can even result in a suspended driver’s license for some people.

It is, however, not only vehicular missteps which could lead a person’s license to be suspended in New York. In 2013, a new law was passed which left people owing state taxes vulnerable to losing their driving privileges. Anyone with a state tax balance of at least $10,000 was at risk of this. The first round of notices went out to 16,000 state residents requesting a response within 60 days. Taxpayers could either enter into a payment plan or pay the balance outright.

The state’s plan was something of a three strikes approach. If a first attempt received no reply, a second letter requesting action was sent. If no response was received after the second request, the taxpayer’s driver’s license would be suspended. To date, 7,850 people have lost their license in this manner and another 3,500 could be next. The article indicates that 5,700 people have paid their delinquent taxes or have agreed to a plan.

Having a suspended license is by no means an indication that a driver is reckless or unsafe when behind the wheel. The consequences of driving with a suspended license can be extremely severe. Any driver who has had a license suspended for any reason may wish to work with an attorney to investigate his or her options.

Source: Forbes, “New York Suspends Licenses, Drives Tax Delinquents To Pay Up,” February 17, 2014

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Pulled Over? Arrested? Tell Us What Happened.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

New York Office 295 Madison Avenue, Floor 12 New York, NY 10017 Phone: 212-691-0175 Fax: 347-943-4353 New York Law Office Map

Mahwah Office 9 Watch Hill Road Mahwah, NJ 07430 Map & Directions

Review Us