Cuomo Tax Returns Show $55K in Taxes, $11K in Donations


Gov. Andrew Cuomo released his tax returns for last year showing a combined federal and state tax bill of nearly $55,000, and $11,000 in charitable contributions to HELP USA, a charity he founded years ago to fight homelessness.

Gov. Cuomo’s administration allowed reporters to inspect the tax returns on Tuesday, the deadline for Americans to file their federal taxes. Gov. Cuomo releases his returns each year.

Gov. Cuomo’s federal return lists $212,000 in income, including investments and his $179,000 salary.

Democratic Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul also released her returns, showing she and her husband William Hochul reported $585,000 in federal income. William Hochul is a former federal prosecutor who is now general counsel at Delaware North, a Buffalo-based hospitality and casino company.

Cynthia Nixon, Gov. Cuomo’s Democratic primary challenger, said that she applied for an extension and would release her tax documents in several weeks.

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s 2017 tax return shows he earned $223,000 in adjusted income and recorded a loss of $12,000 for his three Brooklyn homes, which he rents out. He and his wife, Chirlane McCray, say they gave $350 to charity last year. They paid $500 for their tax preparer.