New York Again Sends More To Federal Government Than It Gets

Associated Press
January 14, 2020 - 4:10 pm
Thomas DiNapoli

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The state's comptroller says New York once again is paying much more in federal taxes than it receives in federal spending.

A report set to be released Tuesday says New York paid $26.6 billion more in federal taxes in the fiscal year ending in 2018 than in got back in federal funds.

New York has seen a gap dating back to 2013, when it totaled $19.9 billion. Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says the balance jumped in 2018 when New Yorkers paid $4 billion more in taxes as federal spending increased by $1.5 billion.

DiNapoli says the ongoing trend makes it critical that the upcoming 2020 Census is accurate and maximizes the state's population count.

The comptroller's report says New York is one of just seven states that sends more to the federal government than it receives. Only New York and Massachusetts fared worse, on a per capita basis.