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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has complained that the federal tax overhaul approved last year gave tax cuts to wealthy people who didn’t need the assistance.

But the budget deal he signed last week includes loopholes designed to give those same wealthy people tax breaks, in what even some liberal watchdogs say is a legally suspect giveaway to the rich.

The complicated scheme grew out of New York’s anger about provisions in the federal law that included a cap on state and local tax write-offs.

 High-tax Democrat-dominated states such as New York saw the cap as discrimination, and some began looking for workarounds.

New York’s solution was to create a way for state residents to make donations to publicly run health or education funds part of their state taxes. The state says taxpayers can write off that money on their federal forms as charitable contributions, reducing their overall tax bill to Uncle Sam. Read more

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has complained that the federal tax overhaul approved last year gave tax cuts to wealthy people who didn’t need the assistance.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has complained that the federal tax overhaul approved last year gave tax cuts to wealthy people who didn’t need the assistance.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has complained that the federal tax overhaul approved last year gave tax cuts to wealthy people who didn’t need the assistance.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has complained that the federal tax overhaul approved last year gave tax cuts to wealthy people who didn’t need the assistance.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has complained that the federal tax overhaul approved last year gave tax cuts to wealthy people who didn’t need the assistance.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has complained that the federal tax overhaul approved last year gave tax cuts to wealthy people who didn’t need the assistance.