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Editorial: Don’t tax the jobless: NY owes money to those who got enhanced unemployment benefits

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New York Daily News

State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli’s numbers show that as of Sept. 30, halfway through New York state’s fiscal year, tax revenues are pouring in so much faster than anticipated that Albany can’t even accurately track it. Which happily means that in this bonanza of billions (on top of the billions in federal COVID aid) there’s plenty of money to rebate the nearly 4 million New Yorkers who had to pay state income tax on all unemployment benefits collected last year. The Legislature must send the money back to the people who never should have been forced to pay it in the first place. Unemployment com…

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