NY Rooting Out Cut-Rate Renters Who Take School Tax Credit

Law360, New York (March 10, 2014, 1:27 PM EDT) -- New York State authorities said Monday that a cross-check of taxpayer and rent-regulation databases turned up 156 names that have been claiming a chunky school tax relief benefit while also living high on the hog in discounted apartments in greater New York City.

The announcement from Gov. Andrew Cuomo came as part of a crackdown on "double dipping" and, according to the governor's office, those enjoying both benefits will have to fix things quickly or their landlords will be told.

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