Efficiency? In Government?!?!
The New York State website has a page dedicated to educating people on the rules for residency in the state and the implications this has for taxing. Because New York City and Yonkers both impose additional income taxes based on residency, the website also addresses those rules. It does so by stating the following:
“For the definition of a New York City or Yonkers resident, nonresident, and part-year resident, see the definitions of a New York State resident, nonresident, and part-year resident above and substitute New York City or Yonkers in place of New York State.”
Maybe I’m being overly cynical, but I feel like most websites or other such informational sources — be they government or otherwise — would usually go through the needless hassle of regurgitating the same rules with the substitutions in place. But not this one.
Well done, New York. You have trumped my home town’s website (which had a “Local Laws” page that was left entirely blank for several years) as my favorite government website.