DiNapoli Faults Tax Check-Off Spending

State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli said Friday that , even as the number of personal income-tax check-offs has grown over the last decade, only a fraction of the money has been actually spent on their target purposes each year. An analysis found that In Fiscal Read More …

Spend Those Gift Cards, State Comptroller Says

State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli wants residents to spend any gift cards they received this holiday season. Unused gift card balances can eventually be turned over to his Office of Unclaimed Funds, which took in a record $48 million from them in 2022. “Unused gift Read More …

How To: Find Unclaimed Money in New York State

Every year, the state returns funds that have remained unclaimed, some times for years. The money could be from insurance settlements, court cases, forgotten bank accounts, utility deposits or other kinds of funds. The state says that every day, it returns $1.5 million to those Read More …

Audit Faults Northport Schools on Handling of Activity Funds

State comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli criticized the Northport school district Friday in an audit of how it handles extra-class activity funds. District Superintendent Robert Banzer said, “The district has been in receipt of the audit and responded to the state comptroller’s office accordingly. The district Read More …