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New York sends $26.6 billion more to the federal government than it gets back

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Posted at 2:26 PM, Jan 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-14 14:28:07-05

NEW YORK — New York once again is paying much more in federal taxes than it receives in federal spending, New York's comptroller said Tuesday.

New York paid $26.6 billion more in federal taxes in the fiscal year ending in 2018 than in got back in federal funds, according to a new report from Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.

The state has seen a gap dating back to 2013, when it totaled $19.9 billion.

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

New York is one of seven states that sends more to the federal government than it receives.