New York State Driver's License Suspension
Posted By: Jennifer O'Neill // Jan 9, 2017
If you owe income tax to the New York State Department of Taxation & Finance, you are subject to having your New York State Driver's License suspended. Certain driver's are not subject to suspension for unpaid taxes, including:
- Drivers holding a commerical driver's license, and
- Persons making certain child or combined child and spousal support payments.
If you work, you can get a conditional driver's license which allows you to drive to and from work only.
A client of mine recently had their driver's license suspended for failure to pay her income taxes. She did not meet any of the exclusions and is not employed. I submitted a New York State Offer In Compromise on her behalf. Once the Offer was received, New York State Department of Taxation & Finance lifts the driver's license suspension. You can log into the New York State DMV and, after establishing a log-in and password, can check the status of your driver's license. By doing so, my client was able to see that her license had been reinstated.
Prepared & Submitted by:
Sandee Strachan, Vice President of Operations