The UBT: it really is "a kick in the pants"

May 24, 2007

In today's New York Sun, economist Scott Moody opines on the fiasco that is the UBT. "The story of the Unincorporated Business Tax shows how it is nearly impossible to get rid of a tax once it is put in place, even if it is a bad one," he writes. Of course, we couldn't agree more. (Moody mentions Freelancers Union in the op-ed, describing us as "exasperated.")  For any New Yorker who pays this tax, the piece is essential reading.  Don't forget to check out UBT Watch, the new website dedicated to exempting freelancers from this tax. Oh, and the "kick in the pants" from our headline is a reference to member David Landis's testimony before the City Council.