Comptroller’s Office Audits Fraudulent Tax Returns
A report released by Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s office found that in 2017 the comptroller’s office stopped over 10,000 fraudulent state tax refunds totaling nearly $37 million. Of that amount DiNapoli’s office estimates they saved the state around $20 million. The fraudulent refund returns were sent back to the department of Taxation and Finance for appropriate action. The report recommended that Tax and Finance continue to work with Comptroller’s office to detect and prevent erroneous refunds.