Application for NYC Judicial Positions

Please see this link to a letter from Desiree Kim regarding applications for various judicial positions appointed by the Mayor of the City of New York: www.nysba.org/mayorsadvisorycommittee.

I encourage any member who is eligible to seriously consider applying. A judiciary of the highest quality is essential if we are to maintain the high standards that have been set by the Mayor. This is an excellent opportunity for those interested in a judicial position. Please note that applications must be filed no later than April 23.
Best regards.

Bernice K. Leber
President, New York State Bar Association
Partner, Arent Fox LLP, New York, NY

Revised IT-2663 Form

Due to recent law changes, the 2009 Form IT-2663, Nonresident Real Property Estimated Income Tax Payment Form, has been revised. The revisions reflect the correct applicable personal income tax rate at which taxpayers must now calculate and pay their estimated personal income tax liability on the sale or transfer of real property located in New York State. That rate has been increased from 6.85% to 8.97%.

The form number has a box around it with the revision date of (4/09) to identify it as revised. You should destroy all copies of the 2009 Form IT-2663 that were previously supplied to your office. The 2009 instructions for Form IT-2663 required no revisions and may continue to be used.

Effective immediately, taxpayers must use the revised Form IT-2663 to calculate and pay their estimated personal income tax liability on the sale or transfer of real property located in New York State. You should no longer accept the previous version of the 2009 Form IT-2663 when you are presented with a deed to be recorded where there is a payment on the IT-2663-V. Using the previous version of the form would incorrectly calculate the tax.

The revised Form IT-2663 is available on the Tax Department’s Web site at:

http://www.tax.state.ny.us/pdf/2009/fillin/inc/it2663_2009_fill_in.pdf

In addition, you may order additional copies of the form by calling (518)-244-1911.