Stopping Fradulent Tax Refunds

State Comptroller Thomas Dinapoli says his office has stopped over $21 million of questionable or possibly fraudulent tax refunds from being paid from 2016 tax returns filed so far.

In a statement Dinapoli said the majority of questionable refunds involve taxpayers who list fake dependents or under-report income.

New Yorkers have received totaling $4.4 billion and DiNapoli’s office says that should increase to nearly $5 billion after returns from last-minute filers are processed.