Taxman cometh - but not for 41% of NYers[/B][/SIZE]
By DAVID SEIFMAN and CARL CAMPANILE
April 15, 2010
It's Tax Day -- but fewer New Yorkers are forking over money to the government than ever before.
An eye-popping 41 percent of the state's filers did not pay any federal income tax last year -- up from 33 percent in 2001, according to an analysis by Citizens for Tax Justice.
And the number of Big Apple filers no longer paying state or city income taxes has also skyrocketed.
About 38 percent of the city's income tax filers did not pay any state income tax in 2007, the most recent year available -- up from 32 percent in 2000 and 24 percent in 1993, according to the city Independent Budget Office.