The state Court of Appeals today said it would not immediately hear an appeal of a state Supreme Court ruling in August that found unconstitutional the payroll tax in the Metropolitan Transportation Authority region.
The state Supreme Court ruled in August in favor of a lawsuit filed by Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano in 2010 that sought to dismiss the MTA payroll tax. Business in the Hudson Valley and Long Island have railed against the tax, which was implemented by the state Legislature in 2009 and charged a 34-cent tax for every $100 of payroll.
Much of the tax was repealed last year in a deal between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state Legislature, but it remains for large employers.
The 12-county MTA region includes Westchester, Rockland, Putnam and Dutchess counties. Most of the counties signed onto the lawsuit.