NY Stopping $24 Million in Suspicious Tax Refunds

By Joe Gullo

Published 04/16 2014 04:49PM

Updated 04/16 2014 05:20PM

ALBANY, N.Y. -  New York State's Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli announced that they are stopping more than $24 million in questionable personal income tax refunds. 

A press release says the department found 7,482 improper filings, an 18 percent rise from last year. 

“Those who break the rules will not profit at others’ expense,” DiNapoli said. “Tax cheats are continually coming up with new schemes to get money they aren’t entitled to. My office works diligently to make sure only legitimate refunds are paid.” 

Questionable personal income tax refunds stopped to date include: 
So far, the state audited and approved 4.8 million state refund requests. 

Copyright 2015 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.